This Compendium eBook offers a continuing education (CE) article on the use of acetaminophen, one of the most popular over-the-counter medications for pain management, for the treatment of postoperative dental pain in combination with an NSAID. A brief evidence-based review article on endodontic pain management strategies is also included in this eBook. Download to earn 2 FREE CEU now!
CE: Acetaminophen: Is Too Much of a Good Thing Too Much? Jason H. Goodchild, DMD; and Mark Donaldson, BSP, ACPR, PharmD
Acetaminophen is an important adjunct to manage postoperative dental pain in combination with a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug such as ibuprofen. For the treatment of more severe pain, acetaminophen is often formulated with non-opioid and opioid agents. This article discusses the history of acetaminophen, its pharmacology, metabolism, and toxicity, as well as strategies to help address some of the potential safety issues with this medication, including unintentional overdosing. Credits: 2 Self-Study CEU Cost:$0 Provider:AEGIS Publications, LLC
Endodontic Pain Management: Preoperative, Perioperative, and Postoperative Strategies Brooke Blicher, DMD; and Rebekah Lucier Pryles, DMD
This evidence-based review article on endodontic pain management strategies focuses on commonly used analgesics for preoperative, perioperative, and postoperative dental pain.