Contemporary Clinical Dentistry

SYSTEMATIC REVIEW
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 3--8

Evaluation of postoperative pain after pulpectomy using different file systems in primary teeth: A systematic review


Lakshimi Lakshmanan, Sujatha Somasundaram, Ganesh Jeevanandan, E MG Subramanian 
 Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Science, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Lakshimi Lakshmanan
Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Science, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu
India

Objective: The purpose of this systematic review was to compare the incidence and intensity of postoperative pain after pulpectomy using different instrumentations in primary teeth. Materials and Methods: An extensive literature search in PubMed, Cochrane Library, Science Direct, LILAC, SIGLE, and Google Scholar was performed to identify English language articles with human subjects that evaluated the effects of different instruments on postoperative pain after pulpectomy. Results: The search retrieved 187 references. After screening of the abstracts and articles, based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria, a total of three articles were included in the systematic review. Of the three included studies, two of them had a moderate risk of bias and one showed a high risk of bias. Conclusion: The use of rotary instruments contributed to a lower incidence and intensity of postoperative pain than did the hand instruments in all the three studies. More high-quality randomized clinical trials are needed in this field in future studies to support the evidence.


How to cite this article:
Lakshmanan L, Somasundaram S, Jeevanandan G, Subramanian E M. Evaluation of postoperative pain after pulpectomy using different file systems in primary teeth: A systematic review.Contemp Clin Dent 2021;12:3-8


How to cite this URL:
Lakshmanan L, Somasundaram S, Jeevanandan G, Subramanian E M. Evaluation of postoperative pain after pulpectomy using different file systems in primary teeth: A systematic review. Contemp Clin Dent [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Apr 20 ];12:3-8
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