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ROMERO-RUIZ, Manuel Mª; HERRERO-CLIMENT, Mariano; TORRES-LAGARES, Daniel  and  GUTIERREZ-PEREZ, José Luis. Postoperative pain and swelling treatment protocol: A rational approach. RCOE [online]. 2006, vol.11, n.2, pp.205-215. ISSN 1138-123X.

One of the most important goals in oral surgery must be to reduce postsurgical symptoms following any surgical procedure. In order to obtain this objective it is very important to know the postoperative inflammation physiopathology. Scientific evidence has emphasized the importance of pre-emptive and preoperative treatment to control all the variables related with postoperative pain and swelling. The preventive philosophy must be associated with a rational use of analgesic and anti-inflammatory drugs. In this paper, based on the scientific evidence but also on our clinical experience, we review the different therapeutic measures that we can apply before, during and after the surgical procedure. We also describe a pharmacological protocol that is easily applicable in our offices in order to control postoperative symptoms.

Keywords : Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID); Postsurgical pain; Postsurgical.

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