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

Online ISSN : 2395-499X

Print ISSN : 2395-4914

Article First Page : 214

Article End Page : 216


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.