ADA Recommends Acetaminophen, NSAIDs for Managing Pain in Pediatric Patients


The American Dental Association (ADA) released a new guideline that is supporting opioid limits and recommending acetaminophen or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs when managing dental pain in children.

The guidelines was developed by the ADA Science & Research Institute, University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine and Center for Integrative Global Oral Health at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.

The guideline explains that acetaminophen and NSAIDs, whether used on their own or in combination, can effectively manage the pain of pediatric patients when they are unable to receive immediate dental care.

Read more on the new guideline from the ADA.