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Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences
Piracicaba Dental School - UNICAMP
EISSN: 1677-3225
Vol. 4, No. 14, 2005, pp. 762-765
Bioline Code: os05023
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences, Vol. 4, No. 14, 2005, pp. 762-765

 en Analgesic choice in dentistry.Part I: The mechanism of action
Filipe Polese Branco; Marcos Luciano Pimenta Pinheiro; Maria Cristina Volpato & Eduardo Dias De Andrade


Analgesics are frequently used in dentistry for the management of dental pain. Dental clinicians should choose the medicine based on its mechanism of action and toxicity, to promote a successful analgesic effect as well as comfort to the patient. The purpose of this first article is to describe the pharmacological mechanisms of action of the three analgesics considered for the management of mild to moderate acute dental pain.

analgesics, mechanism of action, dentistry

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