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Table 2 Mean number of analgesic intake by patients 24, 48, and 72 h after surgery

From: Effect of submucosal injection of ketorolac versus dexamethasone on postoperative pain after third molar surgery: a randomized clinical trial

Time after surgery K D C P value
Mean ± SD Mean ± SD Mean ± SD Kruskal-Wallis
24 h 2.6 ± 1.2ab 3.13 ± 2.15bc 3.82 ± 1.36ac 0.01
48 h 1.53 ± 1.84d 1.59 ± 2.12d 2.12 ± 1.52d 0.282
72 h 0.47 ± 0.83f 0.71 ± 1.53f 1.32 ± 1.58f 0.20
  1. abcMann-Whitney test
  2. a.P = 0.005
  3. b, c, d, fP > 0.05