The incidence of postoperative pain after canal preparation of open teeth using two irrigation regimes.

This study was carried out to evaluate the incidence of postoperative pain in 68 patients requiring root canal therapy. The teeth studied contained non-vital pulps and each had an existing open communication between the root canal and the oral cavity. Solvidont irrigating solution and medication paste were used on a group of 36 patients, while a second group of 32 patients had sterile isotonic sodium chloride2 (SISC) as the canal irrigant; no medicament was used on the second group. Three out of 36 patients (8 per cent) had mild discomfort following the use of Solvidont irrigant and paste. In the SISC group, 10 out of the 32 patients (31 per cent) complained of pain ranging from moderate discomfort to severe pain with associated swelling of soft tissues. Statistical analysis showed that the incidence of postoperative pain was high when the root canals of open teeth were not medicated.
AuthorsM Z Mohd Sulong
JournalInternational endodontic journal (Int Endod J) Vol. 22 Issue 5 Pg. 248-51 (Sep 1989) ISSN: 0143-2885 [Print] ENGLAND
PMID2637231 (Publication Type: Journal Article)
Chemical References
  • Root Canal Irrigants
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pain, Postoperative (epidemiology, etiology)
  • Root Canal Irrigants (adverse effects)
  • Root Canal Therapy (adverse effects)

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