analgesics Tag

Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen Improves Performance of Local Anesthetics

Ibuprofen is a commonly used over-the-counter (OTC) anti-inflammatory drug. Injure a muscle or sprain a joint and this analgesic is often recommended by a doctor as part of your treatment and recovery. This is not all it can do, however, as the Journal of the...

herbs were the major form of painkiller in historical dentistry

The History of Painless Dentistry

Toothache, tooth decay and painful procedures were the mainstay of ancient dentistry. While practitioners of the dental craft have existed for thousands of years, their techniques often did little to relieve pain, although they generally relieved the patient of a tooth! Modern, painless dentistry is...