Ibuprofen for pain relief after surgical removal of lower wisdom teeth

Zahid Afzal, Marco Esposito, Kiaran Weil, Helen V. Worthington, Arjen van Wijk, Lee Hooper, Paul Coulthard

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Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows: To assess the beneficial and harmful effects of ibuprofen for pain relief after surgical removal of lower wisdom teeth, compared to placebo, at different doses and administered preoperatively or postoperatively. Primary: To test the null hypothesis of no difference in the beneficial and harmful effects between ibuprofen and placebo for pain relief in patients requiring surgical removal of a lower wisdom tooth or teeth, against the alternative hypothesis of a difference. Secondary: To test the null hypothesis of no difference in the beneficial and harmful effects between different doses of ibuprofen for pain relief in patients requiring surgical removal of a lower wisdom tooth or teeth, against the alternative hypothesis of a difference. To test the null hypothesis of no difference in the beneficial and harmful effects between different times of administration of ibuprofen for pain relief in patients requiring surgical removal of a lower wisdom tooth or teeth, against the alternative hypothesis of a difference.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberCD004488
JournalCochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Volume2013
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 4 Sep 2013
Externally publishedYes

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