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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2022.20.8.NQ44546

Comparison of postoperative pain among patients undergoing root canal therapy by manual and rotary instrumentation

1Dr. J. Suvarna Sundar, 2Dr R Tejasree Rathod, 3Dr.Sharanesh Babu Daneti, 4Dr.Prabhakar Dharavattu, 5V.S.S.K. Sekhar, 6Dr Haroon Deshmukh

Abstract

Background: The present study was conducted for assessing and comparing postoperative pain among patients undergoing root canal therapy by manual and rotary instrumentation. Materials & methods: A total of 60 patients scheduled to undergo root canal therapy were enrolled. Complete demographic and clinical details of all the patients was obtained. All the patients were broadly divided into two categories as follows: Group 1: Patient scheduled to undergo root canal therapy using manual hand files, and Group 2: Patients scheduled to undergo root canal therapy using rotary file system. Pain was assessed postoperatively at 2 hours, 4 hours, 6 hours and 8 hours on a VAS scale. As per VAS scale, scoring was done from 0 to 10 with 0 indicating no pain while 10 indicating maximum unbearable pain. Results: Mean VAS among the patients of Group 1 at 2 hours, 4 hours, 6 hours and 8 hours was 2.3, 2.1, 1.8 and 1.5 respectively. Mean VAS among the patients of Group 2 at 2 hours, 4 hours, 6 hours and 8 hours was 2.2, 1.9, 1.9 and 1.6 respectively. Non-significant results were obtained while comparing the mean VAS at different time intervals in between the two study groups. Conclusion: Postoperative pain among patients undergoing root canal therapy by manual and rotary instrumentation was comparable.

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Manual, Rotary, Instrumentation, Pain

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