The pain of dental origin is quite a common symptom as, each year, 15 milion working days are lost because of its manifestation (1). The present study analyzes the efficiency of analgesics in the treatment of painful pulp syndroms, once known that, in our country, numerous people suffering from dental pain resort to self-medication, using moderate analgesics, thus hoping to postpone or even avoid stomatological actions. Emphasis has been laid on the drugs most frequently used against pain, on the amounts used and on their efficiency as, in the opinion of the authors, this might facilitate a more active and efficient control of pain during stomatological treatments.
The investigation was performed on 109 adult patients (63 men and 46 women) with average ages around 30 years. The patients filled in a standard questionnaire on the character of pain and effect of the self-administered medication, in view of its better control. The intake of analgesics was reported to 84.12% of the men and 78.26% of the women, respectively. While the patients considered that the action of analgesics was satisfactory in pulpar hyperemia and serous pulpite, they were viewed as highly unsatisfactory in other diseases.