EFFECTS OF THREE ORAL ANALGESICS ON POSTOPERATIVE PAIN FOLLOWING ROOT CANAL PREPARATION: A CONTROLLED CLINICAL TRIAL

  • Shahid Islam Fatima Jinnah Dental College/CPSP
  • Muhammad Ali Fatima Jinnah Dental College Hospital, Karachi Pakistan
  • Abubakar Shaikh Fatima Jinnah Dental College Hospital, Karachi Pakistan
  • Saqib Rashid Fatima Jinnah Dental College Hospital, Karachi Pakistan
  • Tasleem Hosein Fatima Jinnah Dental College Hospital, Karachi Pakistan
  • Jiand Baloch Sundeman Provincial Hospital, Quetta Pakistan
Keywords: NSAIDS, endodontics, analgesics, pain management, pulpectomy, irreversible pulpitis, postendodontic pain

Abstract

Objective: To compare the effect of single dose of three analgesics on postoperative endodontic pain following pulpectomy in teeth with irreversible pulpitis.

Study Design: A quasi-experimental study.

Place and Duration of Study: Endodontics Department, Fatima Jinnah Dental College Hospital Karachi, from Jan to Oct 2018.

Methodology: In this Double Blind placebo controlled study, 120 subjects coming with the complaint of irreversible pulpitis in any one tooth were randomly allocated into 4 groups. Each group took either naproxen sodium (550mg), ibuprofen (400mg), tramadol (100mg) or placebo medication (multivitamin tablet) immediately after the pulpectomy appointment. A questionnaire was designed to assess the experienced pain based on VAS scale at 6, 12 and 24 hours postoperatively. KruskalWallis test was applied followed by post-hoc analysis to compare the VAS scores by taking p-value ≤0.05 as significant.

Results: Pain levels were significantly lower in experimental groups as compared to placebo (p<0.001) but there was no statistically significant difference between the effectiveness of naproxen, ibuprofen and tramadol at 6, 12 and 24 hours postoperatively.

Conclusion: Naproxen, Ibuprofen and Tramadol were found to beequally effective in reducing pain after instrumentation in teeth with irreversible pulpitis.

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Published
2021-04-29
How to Cite
Islam, S., Ali, M., Shaikh, A., Rashid, S., Hosein, T., & Baloch, J. (2021). EFFECTS OF THREE ORAL ANALGESICS ON POSTOPERATIVE PAIN FOLLOWING ROOT CANAL PREPARATION: A CONTROLLED CLINICAL TRIAL. PAFMJ, 71(2), 526-29. https://doi.org/10.51253/pafmj.v71i2.3391
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