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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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Useful medications in Dentistry

St. Lawrence Dentistry always takes a very conservative and cautious approach to using medications. However modern medications can help us treat many dental conditions. In previous articles we reviewed antibiotic, local anesthetics, and some pain control medications. Here we will summarize other commonly used medications used in dentistry. Steroids (short for corticosteroids) are synthetic drugs

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