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What anti inflammatories are used after a dental emergency?

Several hundred prescription nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), like ibuprofen or naproxen, are available; these two are also available over-the-counter. Your dentist might give you a prescription for a newer NSAID (also called COX-2 inhibitors). Steroids, like prednisone, are rarely used for chronic inflammation, since there can be complications and more severe side effects than with NSAIDs.

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