A Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing 2 Ibuprofen Formulations in Patients with Acute Odontogenic Pain

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Ibuprofen sodium dihydrate, a new formulation of ibuprofen, was introduced with the claim of faster onset of analgesia. Most of the data on this new ibuprofen formulation are drawn from studies using the oral surgery model. Because this model differs significantly from the endodontic pain model, we conducted a study comparing ibuprofen sodium dihydrate with conventional ibuprofen acid in endodontic pain patients. 

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the importance of non-narcotics in the management of acute odontogenic pain.
  • Identify the different ibuprofen formulations which can be utilized in daily clinical practice.
  • Recognize inter-individual variations in the response to analgesics.

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Asma A. Khan, B.D.S., Ph.D.

Dr Asma Khan is a tenured Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill. After dental school, Dr Khan completed her PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Maryland and a fellowship in clinical pain research at the NIH. She then moved to University of Texas at San Antonio where she earned a certificate in Endodontics and completed a post-Doctoral fellowship. Her areas of research include Orofacial Pain and Regenerative Endodontics.

Tanjit Taggar, D.M.D., M.S.,

Di Wu, Ph.D.