Mothanna Al Rahabi*
Associate Professor, College of Dentistry, Taibah University, Madinah Al Munawwarah, Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding Author: Mothanna Al Rahabi, Associate Professor, College of Dentistry, Taibah University, Madinah Al Munawwarah,Saudi Arabia.
Received: July 12, 2018; Published: August 10, 2018
Citation: Mothanna Al Rahabi., et al. “Rethinking Postoperative Pain After Nonsurgical Root Canal Treatment: Understanding, Prevention, and Management-Review". Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 2.9 (2018).
Background: Postoperative pain after root canal treatment is frustrating to practitioners and patients. The incidence of postoperative pain could be changed with recent advances in endodontic techniques and equipment. The aim of this review was to highlight key aspects of postoperative pain after nonsurgical root canal treatment, including causes, related factors, effects of recent advances, and management of postoperative pain.
Methods: Electronic databases were searched for publications on postoperative pain after nonsurgical root canal treatment. The search parameters were postoperative pain, nonsurgical treatment, single visit, recent advances in endodontics, and management of postoperative pain of endodontic treatment.
Result: The results of this review revealed that the incidence of postoperative pain after nonsurgical root canal treatment ranged from 3% to 58%. The main reason for postoperative pain was microorganisms, and there was no significant difference in postoperative pain between single-visit root canal treatment and multiple-visit treatment. The use of recent endodontic techniques and devices will reduce postoperative pain. To control and manage postoperative pain after root canal treatment, a so-called flexible plan for drug administration can be used based on the severity of pain.
Conclusion: Postoperative pain after root canal treatment ranged from mild to moderate, and it can happen even after high-standard root canal treatment. The management of postoperative pain with a correct approach is often considered a sign of clinical excellence.
Keywords: Root Canal Treatment; Postoperative Pain; Review; Acetaminophen; Analgesics; Ibuprofen; Narcotic Medications
Copyright: © 2018 Mothanna Al Rahabi. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.