EFFECT OF CONTINUOUS ULTRASONIC IRRIGATION ON POSTOPERATIVE PAIN IN CASES IN SYMPTOMATIC APICAL PERIODONTITIS AFTER SINGLE VISIT ENDODONTIC TREATMENT.
Irrigation in Endodontics
Keywords:Continuous Ultrasonic Irrigation, Dental Procedures, Endodontic Treatment, Heft Parker Visual-Analogue Scale, Oral Health, Pain Management, Patient Comfort, Postoperative Pain, Root Canal Therapy, Syringe Irrigation
AbstractBackground & Objective
Root canal therapy is a vital dental procedure that helps save damaged or infected teeth and maintain overall oral health. Efficient pain management after root canal therapy is crucial to ensure patient satisfaction and encourage proactive dental care. This study aims to investigate the effectiveness of Continuous Ultrasonic Irrigation (CUI) versus Syringe Irrigation (SI) in reducing postoperative pain, ultimately improving patient comfort and treatment success.Methodology
This study compares the efficacy of continuous ultrasonic irrigation (CUI) and syringe irrigation (SI) in reducing postoperative pain after single-visit root canal therapy. With a sample size of 90 patients, the study examines pain levels 24 hours and seven days postoperatively using the Heft Parker Visual-Analogue Scale.Results
The study found that continuous ultrasonic irrigation (Group A) was more effective in reducing postoperative pain at 24 hours compared to syringe irrigation (Group B), with a significant difference in pain reduction (P-value: 0.001). However, syringe irrigation was more effective in reducing postoperative pain at the 7th day (P-value: 0.010). The results also indicated significant differences in pain severity between the two groups at 24 hours and the 7th day, with gender-specific differences in pain levels as well.Conclusion
Continuous ultrasonic irrigation was more effective in reducing postoperative pain at 24 hours, while syringe irrigation showed greater effectiveness at the 7th day postoperative.
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