A comparative study between the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory analgesic and antibiotics after apicectomy


Non steroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIAs), particularly Ibuprofen, found to be effective in lowering the degree of swelling after apicectomy when it is compared with the combined use of antibiotic particularly Penicillin with Paracetamol. This study suggests the only use of the NSAIAs after apicectomywithout the need of antibiotic use, unless it is recommended or NSAIAs were contraindicated.