Fadwa Sheesh*, Siza Zaghary and Marwa Bedier
Department of Endodontics, Faculty of Dentistry- Cairo University, Egypt
*Corresponding Author: Fadwa Sheesh, Department of Endodontics, Faculty of Dentistry- Cairo University, Egypt.
Received: March 02, 2020; Published: March 19, 2020
Introduction: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of occlusal reduction on post-operative pain.
Methods: Fifty-two patients diagnosed with symptomatic irreversible pulpitis and apical periodontitis in maxillary and mandibular molars were included in this study. The root canals were instrumented and obturated in a single-visit root canal treatment. The patients were randomly divided into 2 groups of 26 each. In Group A, the occlusal surface was reduced, whereas in Group B, the occlusal surface was not modified (no occlusal reduction). Each patient was asked to record his/her postoperative pain on a numerical rating scale (NRS) pre-operatively and at 6, 12, 24, 48-hrs post-operatively.
Conclusions: Intact occlusal surface and reduced occlusal surface showed more or less similar effect on the post-operative pain in patients with symptomatic irreversible pulpitis and apical periodontitis performed in a single-visit.
Keywords: Apical Periodontitis; Occlusal Reduction; Post-Operative Pain; Single-Visit; Symptomatic Irreversible Pulpitis
Citation: Fadwa Sheesh., et al. "Effect of Occlusal Reduction on Post-Operative Pain in Patients with Irreversible Pulpitis and Symptomatic Apical Periodontitis Treated in a Single-Visit: A Randomized Clinical Trial”. Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 4.4 (2020): 85-91.
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