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International Journal of Oral Health Dentistry


Management of Dental Pain by Primary health care providers


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Author Details : Rukmani Rajesvari E, Sam Prasad

Volume : 3, Issue : 4, Year : 2017

Article Page : 214-216


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Abstract

Aim: Primary health care providers are often approached by patients with dental pain and are expected to provide simple management to alleviate the pain and prevent further discomfort until a dentist can be consulted by the patient. The objective of this study is to evaluate the approach towards management of dental pain by general practitioners.
Materials and Methods: A questionnaire was used to evaluate the approach and experience of primary health care providers in managing dental pain.
Results: Oral Paracetamol and Amoxicillin were found to be the preferred analgesic and antibiotic of choice respectively for management of dental pain.
Conclusion: The results of this study point out that the primary health care providers follow a safe approach when it comes to managing dental pain.

Key words: Dental Pain, Analgesics, Antibiotics.

How to cite : Rukmani Rajesvari E, Prasad S, Management of Dental Pain by Primary health care providers. Int J Oral Health Dent 2017;3(4):214-216

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