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Aspirin versus Ibuprofen: A Comparison

Aspirin and Ibuprofen are common medications used to treat dental pain. Both Aspirin and Ibuprofen are NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) and work similarly by stopping the body’s manufacturing of prostaglandins (*), which relieves pain and inflammation (*). However, there are several distinctions between the two medications, and they are not interchangeable. Some main differences between

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Distinctions between Ibuprofen and Naproxen

Ibuprofen and naproxen are both common medications prescribed at St. Lawrence Dentistry. They have similarities, but subtle differences between them are essential to understand. For example, ibuprofen is short-acting (4-6 hours), while naproxen is long-acting (8 to 12 hours) and more likely to generate an upset stomach. Ibuprofen and naproxen are NSAIDs, so they are

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NSAIDs and Tylenol: A discussion

Tylenol and Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are analgesics (pain relievers). However, Tylenol is not an NSAID. These two drugs have different mechanisms of action in the body. NSAIDs (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) are medications that target mainly three underlying processes: Analgesic (they decrease pain). Antipyretic (they reduce fever). Anti-inflammatory (they reduce inflammation). They do so by

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Pain Relievers in Dentistry: An Overview

St. Lawrence Dentistry performs dental procedures gently and conservatively. We make every effort to minimize the use of pain medications. However, sometimes they are indicated, and they can be very effective. Pain medications have changed markedly in the past decades in that “codeine” has been replaced with Ibuprofen as the chief pain analgesic agent at

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