Efficacy of Celecoxib and Naproxen Sodium After Non-Surgical Extraction of Permanent Teeth: A Randomized Control Study


  • Nida Fatima Senior Registrar School of Dentistry, Ravi Road, G-8/3, Islamabad
  • Khalid Mahmood Siddiqui Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Islamabad Medical and Dental College Islamabad
  • Muhammad Zeeshan Baig Assistant Professor Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/ Medical Educationist¬† Frontier Medical and Dental College Abbottabad
  • Muhammad Abul Hasan Ali Assistant Professor Oral Medicine HBS Medical & Dental College, Islamabad
  • Abdul Manan Shahid Assistant Professor Oral Medicine, IMDC, Islamabad,
  • Varqa Faraid Demonstrator, Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry, SZABMU, Islamabad




Objective: To compare the level of pain relief that two NSAID salts offer following a simple closed tooth extraction technique, as well as to assess patient adherence to the prescribed dosage schedule.

Methodology: This Randomized Control Design study was conducted at Islamabad medical & dental college, from 2018-2019. 150 patients made up the sample, who were split into two equal groups using a computerized lottery system: the experimental group and the control group. Following tooth extraction under local anesthesia, participants in the experimental group were told to take one 200 mg tablet of celecoxib orally for two days, while the control group was administered two 550 mg tablets of Naproxen Sodium orally twice a day. The standard Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) was used to assess post-extraction pain after 24 and 48 hours. Patients' adherence was verified by having them fill out a Performa form by phone call after 48 hours. After collection of Data, analysis was done with the help of SPSS version 21.0.

Results: After tooth extraction, both medications were similarly effective in reducing pain, although participants adhered to the OD dose of celecoxib substantially more than the BD dose of naproxen sodium.

Conclusion: There was statistically insignificant difference in pain relief provided by Celecoxib and Naproxen Sodium after 24 and 48 hours of single tooth extraction.

Author Biography

Muhammad Zeeshan Baig, Assistant Professor Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/ Medical Educationist  Frontier Medical and Dental College Abbottabad






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