Analgesic choice in dentistry. Part I: The mechanism of action

Authors

  • Filipe Polese Branco Piracicaba Dental School, Campinas State University
  • Marcos Luciano Pimenta Pinheiro Diamantina Dental School
  • Maria Cristina Volpato Piracicaba Dental School, Campinas State University
  • Eduardo Dias de Andrade Piracicaba Dental School, Campinas State University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20396/bjos.v4i14.8641830

Keywords:

Analgesics. Mechanism of action. Dentistry

Abstract

Analgesics are frequently used in dentistry for the management of dental pain. Dental clinicians should choose the medicine based on its mechanism of action and toxicity, to promote a successful analgesic effect as well as comfort to the patient. The purpose of this first article is to describe the pharmacological mechanisms of action of the three analgesics considered for the management of mild to moderate acute dental pain.

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Author Biographies

Filipe Polese Branco, Piracicaba Dental School, Campinas State University

Doutor em Odontologia pela UNICAMP (2008) Mestre em Farmacologia, Anestesiologia e Terapêutica pela UNICAMP (2003) Especialista em Implantodontia (2014) Habilitação Sedação Consciente com Óxido Nitroso (2005) Graduado em Odontologia pela Universidade do Vale do Itajaí (2001) Professor de Farmacologia, Anestesiologia e Cirurgia na Faculdade Avantis - Balneário Camboriú Diretor do Instituto de Pós graduação e Pesquise em Odontologia - Instituto IPPO - Balneário Camboriú

Marcos Luciano Pimenta Pinheiro, Diamantina Dental School

Possui graduação em Farmácia-Bioquímica pela Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto (1993), mestrado em Odontologia pela Faculdade de Odontologia de Piracicaba (2003) e doutorado em Odontologia pela Faculdade de Odontologia de Piracicaba (2005).

Maria Cristina Volpato, Piracicaba Dental School, Campinas State University

has graduation at Odontologia by Universidade Estadual de Campinas (1985) , master's at Odontologia by Universidade Estadual de Campinas (1991) and Ph.D. at Odontologia by Universidade Estadual de Campinas (1995) . Currently is professor of Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Revisor de periódico of Revista de Odontologia da UNESP, Revisor de periódico of Journal of Applied Oral Science, Revisor de periódico of RPG. Revista de Pós-Graduação (USP), Membro de corpo editorial of Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences (Online), Membro de corpo editorial of Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences (Impresso), Membro de comitê assessor of Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico, Revisor de projeto de fomento of Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo, Revisor de periódico of RGO. Revista Gaúcha de Odontologia (Online), Revisor de periódico of Brazilian oral research e Revisor de periódico of Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences (Online). Has experience in the area of Odontology , with emphasis on Anestesiologia. Focused, mainly, in the subjects: anestesia pulpar, bupivacaína, levobupivacaína. 

Eduardo Dias de Andrade, Piracicaba Dental School, Campinas State University

has graduation at Faculdade de Odontologia de Piracicaba by Universidade Estadual de Campinas (1970) , master's at Odontologia by Universidade Estadual de Campinas (1980) and Ph.D. at Odontologia by Universidade Estadual de Campinas (1985) . Currently is Servidor público ou celetista of Universidade Estadual de Campinas. Has experience in the area of Odontology , with emphasis on Farmacologia. Focused, mainly, in the subjects: Inflamação, Diapedese, Dipirona, Betametasona. 

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2015-11-19

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Branco FP, Pinheiro MLP, Volpato MC, Andrade ED de. Analgesic choice in dentistry. Part I: The mechanism of action. Braz. J. Oral Sci. [Internet]. 2015 Nov. 19 [cited 2022 Nov. 28];4(14):762-5. Available from: https://periodicos.sbu.unicamp.br/ojs/index.php/bjos/article/view/8641830

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