The objective of this study was to determine the analgesic effectiveness of paracetamol after mucogingival surgery. This prospective, longitudinal, comparative and experimental study was developed in the Stomatology Clinic of the Universidad Privada Antenor Orrego (Trujillo, Perú) with the patients of the Periodontics II subject. We included 39 patients, who were randomly distributed into 2 groups of 19 and 20 each, according to the established criteria. The medication was started 20 minutes after the surgery was completed, and was maintained for 24 hours. To determine the analgesic effectiveness, the analogue visual scale (0-100 mm) was used and the information that was processed was collected, using the U Mann-Whitney test with a level of significance of 5 %. There is no difference in terms of analgesic effectiveness post-mucogingival surgery between paracetamol and control at 2 hours (p = 0.415), 8 hours (p = 0.279) and 24 hours (p = 0.736). Paracetamol is effective as a mucogingival post-surgery analgesic.
KEY WORDS: effectiveness, analgesics, acetaminophen, periodontal, visual analog scale.
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BURGOS QUIRÓZ, K. M.; ASMAT-ABANTO, A. S. & ESPEJO-CARRERA, R. E. Analgesic effectiveness of paracetamol post-mucogingival surgery: Parallel randomized clinical trial. Int. J. Odontostomat., 13(2):184-188, 2019.