EFFECTIVENESS OF PRETREATMENT PREDNISOLONE ON POSTENDODONTIC PAIN IN COMPARISON TO PLACEBO

  • Maliha Muneer BDS, FCPS, Nishtar Institute of Dentistry, Multan
  • Naghma Parveen BDS, MCPS, FCPS, Nishtar Institute of Dentistry, Multan, House 13, Nishtar State, Nishtar Hospital, Multan
  • Amina Ghaffar BDS, FCPS, Nishtar Institute of Dentistry, Multan
  • Qudsia Iqbal BDS, House Officer, Nishtar Institute of Dentistry, Multan
Keywords: Prednisolone, Postendodontic pain, VAS

Abstract

 The objective of the study was to compare the effectiveness of pretreatment prednisolone on post-end­odontic pain in comparison with placebo. Patients of irreversible pulpitis were arbitrarily divided into two equal groups (group A & group B) each comprising of 45 patients. In group A premedication (prednisolone) was given and in group B placebo was given. Pain level was evaluated on visual ana­logue scale as no , mild, moderate or severe pain according to score. The overall effectiveness was noted after 24 hours. It was concluded that Pretreatment prednisolone was more effective for prevention of Postendodontic (PEP) pain in comparison to placebo.

Published
2018-05-24
How to Cite
Muneer, M., Parveen, N., Ghaffar, A., & Iqbal, Q. (2018). EFFECTIVENESS OF PRETREATMENT PREDNISOLONE ON POSTENDODONTIC PAIN IN COMPARISON TO PLACEBO. Pakistan Oral & Dental Journal, 38(1), 110-112. Retrieved from http://podj.com.pk/index.php/podj/article/view/149