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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Postoperative Pain after Foraminal Enlargement in Anterior Teeth with Necrosis and Apical Periodontitis: A Prospective and Randomized Clinical Trial
Author: Silva, EJNL
Menaged, K
Ajuz, N
Monteiro, MRFP
Coutinho, TD
Abstract: Introduction: The aim of this randomized, controlled, prospective clinical study was to determine if foraminal enlargement instrumentation during endodontic treatment is associated with more postoperative pain compared with standard nonenlargement instrumentation. Methods: Forty volunteers with a single root canal were diagnosed with asymptomatic necrosis with apical periodontitis and randomized into 2 experimental groups (ie, the control group and the foraminal enlargement group). Endodontic treatment was performed in a single visit, and volunteers were instructed to record pain intensity (ie, none, slight, moderate, and severe). Scores from 1 to 4 were attributed to each kind of pain after 12, 24, and 48 hours. The Kolmogorov-Smirnov and Student's t tests were used to determine significant differences at P < .05. Results: No statistically significant age difference was found between the groups (P > .05, Student's t test). Postoperative pain showed no statistically significant difference between the groups at any observation period (P > .05). Also, no significant difference was observed in the mean number of analgesic tablets used between the groups (P > .05). Conclusions: The foraminal enlargement and nonenlargement techniques resulted in the same postoperative pain and necessity for analgesic medication. This may suggest that the use of foraminal enlargement should be performed for endodontic treatment previsibility without increasing postoperative pain. (J Endod 2013;39:173-176)
Subject: Asymptomatic necrosis
foraminal enlargement
postoperative pain
Country: EUA
Editor: Elsevier Science Inc
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.joen.2012.11.013
Date Issue: 2013
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