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VOLUME 25 , ISSUE 2 ( February, 2024 ) > List of Articles


Postendodontic Pain Using Single File System with Different Irrigation Protocols in Single-visit Root Canal Treatment: A Randomized Control Trial

Nishtha V Kathiria, Kailash Attur, Kamal M Bagda, Karthik P Venkataraghavan, Kiran Patel, Mohammed B Mustafa, Shylaja K Attur

Keywords : EndoActivator, F-One, Postendodontic pain, Side-vented needle, Single-visit endodontics, Ultrasonic

Citation Information : Kathiria NV, Attur K, Bagda KM, Venkataraghavan KP, Patel K, Mustafa MB, Attur SK. Postendodontic Pain Using Single File System with Different Irrigation Protocols in Single-visit Root Canal Treatment: A Randomized Control Trial. J Contemp Dent Pract 2024; 25 (2):180-185.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-3572

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 14-03-2024

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2024; The Author(s).


Aim: To evaluate the intensity of postendodontic pain (PEP) using final irrigation with side-vented needle (SV), EndoActivator (EA), and Ultra X (UX) in single-visit endodontics (SVE) with F-One rotary files. Materials and methods: A total 150 patients indicated for endodontic treatment were selected. Single-visit endodontics treatment was performed under local anesthesia. For the final irrigation protocol, they were divided into three groups: group I (SV), group II (EA), and group III (UX). The severity of PEP was assessed using visual analogue scale (VAS) score after 6, 12, 24, and 48 hours. Analgesics taken by patients, for pain, were also recorded. Finally, the data were tabulated and statistically analyzed using SPSS 20.0 software at a level of significance being 0.05. Results: Postendodontic pain was less in group III (UX) and group II (EA) compared with group I (SV) at 6 and 12 hours, which is statistically significant (p < 0.05). There was no statistically significant difference found after 24 hours and 48 hours. Conclusion: The intensity of PEP was minimum in patients treated with EndoActivator and ultrasonic along with single rotary file systems. The incidence of analgesic intake was similar in all three groups.

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