Postoperative pain following treatment of teeth with irreversible pulpitis: a review

Zahed Mohammadi, Paul Abbott, Sousan Shalavi, Mohammad Yazdizadeh

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Patients typically associate dental care with pain. Pain has both physiological and psychological components. Endodontic post-treatment pain continues to be a significant problem facing the dental profession. For patients presenting with preoperative pain, most will continue to experience pain after root canal treatment, with pain levels ranging from mild to severe. The purpose of this paper was to review the symptoms and classification of irreversible pulpitis, including acute and chronic pulpitis, incidence of postoperative pain following treating teeth with irreversible pulpitis, factors influencing postoperative pain, persistent pain after root canal treatment, preventing postoperative pain and pharmacological management of postoperative pain.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-53
Number of pages10
JournalThe New York State Dental Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2017


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