ONE VISIT ENDODONTICS IN TEETH WITH PULPAL NECROSIS AND ASYMPTOMATIC PERIAPICAL PERIODONTITIS
The objective of this study was to determine the frequency of post obturation pain within 24 hours in teeth with pulpal necrosis and asymptomatic periapical periodontitis after one visit endodontics. This descriptive observational study was carried out in department of Operative Dentistry, Rawal Institute of Health Sciences, Islamabad,from 30th July 2015 to Ist February 2016.After approval by ethical committee of the college, patients consent was also obtained. One hundred forty five patients with non vital necrotic single rooted permanent teeth with age group 18-80 years were selected. Patients data collected through consecutive sampling consisted of 62(43%) males and 82(57%) females with a mean age of 41.52±14.26. After single visit endodontics procedure on tooth, five point scale was explained to the patients to record post obturation pain within 24 hours (6hours and next 18 hours) and to return the questioners the next day. Data were analyzed by SPSS version 23.0. Frequency and percentages were calculated for pain, gender, type of tooth, arch involved and diagnosis. It was found that frequency and percentages of pain and other variables were statistically insignificant. Maxillary central incisor was the most commonly reported tooth. It was concluded that mean post obturation pain was low in one visit endodontics performed on teeth with pulpal necrosis and asymptomatic periapical periodontitis within overall 24 hours.
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