Is it time to reconsider the approach to dental
pain relief?

A clinically proven nonprescription option for dental pain relief

Pain relief is a serious concern for dentists. Dental pain has been proven responsive to Aleve®, an OTC NSAID, at nonprescription strength.2-5 Aleve® is indicated for temporary relief of minor aches and pains, including minor arthritis pain, headache, muscle aches, and toothache.6

Multiple studies show that Aleve® is effective for relieving dental pain.2,7,8 Aleve® has proven efficacy, duration, and a similar median time to onset of action as acetaminophen plus codeine in dental pain,7 and a single-dose study shows opioid-free Aleve® was as strong* on pain as HYD+APAP and better tolerated.8 It is safe when used as directed,7 and multiple professional societies recommend NSAIDs for pain management.3-5 For years, Aleve® has been helping patients carry on with their daily activities relieved of minor pain.

*In hours 0 to 4 of a single-dose dental study of Aleve® (440 mg), HYD+APAP (10 mg + 650 mg), or placebo. Aleve® is indicated for minor aches and pains.6,8

References: 1. Pain Medicine News. OTC NSAID Performs Better Than Opioid Combo Product in Wisdom Tooth Surgery. July 2022. Accessed August 18, 2022. 2. Kiersch TA, Halladay SC, Hormel PC. A single-dose, double-blind comparison of naproxen sodium, acetaminophen, and placebo in postoperative dental pain. Clin Ther. 1994;16(3):394-404. 3. American Dental Association announces new policy to combat opioid epidemic. News release. American Dental Association. March 26, 2018. Accessed July 28, 2021. 4. American Dental Association. Statement on the use of opioids in the treatment of dental pain. October 2016. Accessed October 14, 2021. 5. American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Opioid prescribing: acute and postoperative pain management; 2020. White Paper. Accessed July 28, 2021. 6. Aleve® Caplets. Drug facts. Bayer HealthCare; April 2018. 7. Data on file, Bayer Consumer Health. 8. Cooper SA, Desjardins PJ, Bertoch T, et al. Analgesic efficacy of naproxen sodium versus hydrocodone/acetaminophen in acute postsurgical dental pain: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Postgrad Med. 2021. doi:10.1080/00325481.2021.2008180