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Preoperative oral use of Ibuprofen or dexamethasone may improve the anesthetic efficacy of an inferior alveolar nerve block in patients diagnosed with irreversible pulpitis.
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PMID:  24011005     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
ARTICLE TITLE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: Effect of premedication with ibuprofen and dexamethasone on success rate of inferior alveolar nerve block for teeth with asymptomatic irreversible pulpitis: a randomized clinical trial. Shahi S, Moktari H, Rahimi S, Yavari HR, Narimani S, Abdolrahmi M, Nezafati S. J Endod 2013;39(2):160-2.
REVIEWER: John M. Nusstein, DDS, MS PURPOSE/QUESTION: To determine whether preoperative oral administration of ibuprofen (400 mg), dexamethasone (0.5 mg), or placebo (lactose) would improve the anesthetic success rate of an inferior alveolar nerve block in patients with molars diagnosed with asymptomatic irreversible pulpitis
SOURCE OF FUNDING: University: Dental and Periodontal Research Center of Tabriz, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran
TYPE OF STUDY/DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial
LEVEL OF EVIDENCE: Level 2: Limited-quality, patient-oriented evidence
John M Nusstein
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of evidence-based dental practice     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1532-3390     ISO Abbreviation:  J Evid Based Dent Pract     Publication Date:  2013 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-09-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101083101     Medline TA:  J Evid Based Dent Pract     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  102-3     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
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