Evaluation of Effect of Diclofenac Patch for Third Molar Surgeries
Aim: The purpose of this study was to compare the analgesic efficacy of oral diclofenac sodium to diclofenac sodium transdermal patch in the treatment of postoperative pain after surgical removal of impacted mandibular third molars. Materials and methods: 40 patients from saveetha dental college and hospitals of mean age 30 were selected randomly. After completing the first operation on one side, the patients were given diclofenac sodium 100mg once a day for 3 days, and the same patients were given diclofenac sodium transdermal patch 100mg once a day for 3 days after doing the second surgery on the contralateral side. Results: When compared to the medicine delivered trans dermally, diclofenac sodium taken orally shows slightly less significant efficacy on the first postoperative day. However, there was no statistical or clinical difference in pain control between the two routes of administration on the second and third postoperative days. Conclusion: According to the findings, transdermal diclofenac sodium can be utilised as an alternate pain reliever after the removal of impacted mandibular third molars.