Research Article
Volume 19 Issue 3 - 2020
A Correlation Between Post-Operative Pain in Single Visit Rotary Versus Hand K-Files Root Canal Treatment: A Randomized Clinical Trial
Wasif Iqbal1, Abdur Rehman2*, Syeda Zufi-e-sha Zehra3, Beenish Zehra3, Nazneen3, Marium Ather3 and Hina Imran4
1Vice Principal and Associate Professor, Science of Dental Material Department, Sindh Institute of Oral Health Sciences, Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Karachi, Pakistan
2Associate Professor, Science of Dental Material Department, Hamdard University Dental Hospital, Hamdard University, Karachi, Pakistan
3General Dental Practitioner, Karachi, Pakistan
4Pharmaceutical Research Centre PCSIR Laboratories Complex, Karachi, Pakistan
*Corresponding Author: Abdur Rehman, Associate Professor, Science of Dental Material Department, Hamdard University Dental Hospital, Hamdard University, Karachi, Pakistan.
Received: February 10, 2020; Published: February 24, 2020


Endodontic pain can be atrocious for the patients. The occurrence and intensity of post-endodontic pain can be enhanced by the anomalous instrumentation method. The objective of the study is to compare post-operative pain of motor driven and hand filing after single visit root canal treatment. Randomized clinical trial of sixty participants was completed at Jinnah medical and dental college from March 2019 to August 2019. Participants were selected randomly and divided into two group. For canal preparation in manual group hand k file and in motor driven NiTi was used. Step back technique was implemented for canal cleaning and shaping. Patients were advised to compute pain on a 10 cm horizontal VAS at 4, 8, 12 and 24hours. Rotary files for cleaning and shaping of canals cause less post-operative pain in contrast to hand files which cause more post-operative pain (p = 0.001). Rotary NiTi filing system for instrumentation is less responsible for post-operative pain in comparison to manual filing.

Keywords: Root Canal Treatment; Rotary Instrument; Hand K-files; Single Visit; Post-Operative Pain; Endodontics


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Citation: Abdur Rehman., et al. “A Correlation Between Post-Operative Pain in Single Visit Rotary Versus Hand K-Files Root Canal Treatment: A Randomized Clinical Trial”. EC Dental Science 19.3 (2020): 01-06.

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