Single Versus Multiple Sittings Endodontic Treatment Using Rotary Nickle Titanium Instruments
Keywords:Endodontic treatment, RCT, Single visit, Visual-analogue scale
Objective: To access if there is considerable difference in an incidence & severity of the post obturation pain afterwards the single and multiple-visit RCT.
Methodology: Study was directed at operative dentistry department, Rawal dental hospital, Islamabad. Sample size was calculated using WHO calculator. 156 patients were randomly allocated into 2 groups, 78 each. Before treatment all partakers were said to put mark on a horizontal scale to indicate pain intensity. After treatment participants are inquired about pain after twenty-four hours of treatment via graded using Visual-analogue scale.
Results: Males were 93 (59.6%) while females were 63 (40%). Anterior teeth were 80 (51%) while posterior teeth were 76 (48 %). Mean VAS & S.D of Group 1 was 9.12 & 1.98, while for Group 2 was 8.76 & 1.03 pre-operatively. When talking about 24 hours post-operatively, Mean VAS & S.D of Group 1 was 5.58 & 1.92, while for Group 2 was 4.86 & 1.18 respectively. Independent sample t-test exposed statistically in-significant variation in a pre and post-operative pain levels in both groups
Conclusion: Pain incidence was less in multi-visit group than a single-visit, which was not significant statistically.
Keywords: Endodontic treatment, RCT, Single visit, Visual-analogue scale.
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