Journal of Conservative Dentistry

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 348--353

Incidence of postoperative pain after single-visit and multiple-visit root canal therapy: A randomized controlled trial


Nishi Kumari Gupta, Shivkumar P Mantri, Bonny Paul, Kavita A Dube, Sayantani Ghosh 
 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Hitkarini Dental College, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Shivkumar P Mantri
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Hitkarini Dental College, Dumna Airport Road, Jabalpur - 482 005, Madhya Pradesh
India

Background : Short-term complications after root canal therapy (RCT) include mild pain or flare-up. Patients regard these complications as a benchmark for the assessment of clinician's abilities. In this context, the evidence for recommending either one- or two-visit RCT is not consistent. Aims : This study aims to compare the prevalence of postoperative pain and tenderness to percussion after single-visit (SV) versus two-visit RCT on the mandibular first molar. Materials and Methods : The study was registered with www.ctri.nic.in (CTRI/2019/05/019067). Seventy individuals requiring RCT on a mandibular first molar were selected and randomly ascribed to either single- (Group 1, n = 35) or two-visit RCT (Group 2, n = 35). Postoperative pain levels were assessed using heft parker visual analog scale. The treated teeth were appraised for tenderness to percussion after 1 week of obturation. Statistical Analysis : Thirty-four patients were evaluated in each group: One patient, each, dropped out from both the groups. The data analysis was done using Student's t-test and Chi-square test. Results and Conclusion : Pain score in multiple-visit (MV) was significantly higher than SV after 12- (P = 0.039) and 48 h (P = 0.043). Short-term postoperative pain was higher in MV than SV RCT of mandibular first molar teeth.


How to cite this article:
Gupta NK, Mantri SP, Paul B, Dube KA, Ghosh S. Incidence of postoperative pain after single-visit and multiple-visit root canal therapy: A randomized controlled trial.J Conserv Dent 2021;24:348-353


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Gupta NK, Mantri SP, Paul B, Dube KA, Ghosh S. Incidence of postoperative pain after single-visit and multiple-visit root canal therapy: A randomized controlled trial. J Conserv Dent [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 May 22 ];24:348-353
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