Acetaminophen Versus Ibuprofen for the Control of Immediate and Delayed Pain Following Orthodontic Separator Placement

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Acetaminophen Versus Ibuprofen for the Control of Immediate and Delayed Pain Following Orthodontic Separator Placement

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dc.contributor.advisor Williams, Karen B. (Karen Beth) en
dc.contributor.author Kawamoto, Shelliann A.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-09T20:31:55Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-09T20:31:55Z
dc.date.issued 2010-11-09
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.date.submitted 2010 Fall
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/8997
dc.description Thesis advisor: Karen B. Williams, R.D.H., M.S., Ph.D en
dc.description Title from PDF of title page, viewed on November 9, 2010. en
dc.description Vita. en
dc.description Includes bibliographic references (pages 50-53). en
dc.description Thesis (M.S.)--School of Dentistry. University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2010. en
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this investigation was to compare pain control effectiveness of preemptive and postoperative acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and placebo following orthodontic separator placement. Subjects were randomly assigned to 1 of 3 conditions: placebo, 650 mg acetaminophen, or 400 mg ibuprofen. The placebo or analgesic was taken 1 hour prior to separator placement and 6 hours thereafter. Pain on chewing, teeth touching and biting was recorded on Visual Analogue Scales at 6 time intervals over 24 hours. Pain increased immediately after separator placement, decreased at 2 hours, then increased with variation into the next day. While preemptive analgesic decreased initial pain levels, no similar benefit was found from the postoperative dose. Differences between the two analgesics were not statistically significant, and no more effective than the placebo. Preemptive acetaminophen and ibuprofen are equally effective in controlling early pain following separator placement. en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents Abstract -- Tables -- Illustrations -- Acknowledgements -- Dedication -- Introduction -- Materials and Methods -- Results -- Discussion -- Conclusions -- Literature Cited -- Appendix: VAS Questionnaire -- Vita. en
dc.format.extent viii, 57 pages. en
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Kansas City en
dc.subject Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, Orthodontics, Pain, Separator en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Pain -- Treatment en
dc.subject.lcsh Placebos (Medicine) en
dc.subject.mesh Orthodontics, Corrective en
dc.subject.mesh Pain Measurement -- drug effects en
dc.subject.mesh Acetaminophen -- therapeutic use en
dc.subject.mesh Ibuprofen -- therapeutic use en
dc.subject.mesh Placebos -- therapeutic use en
dc.subject.other Thesis -- University of Missouri--Kansas City -- Dentistry. en
dc.title Acetaminophen Versus Ibuprofen for the Control of Immediate and Delayed Pain Following Orthodontic Separator Placement en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Oral Biology en
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Kansas City en
thesis.degree.name Masters en
thesis.degree.name Master of Science in Oral Biology en


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