Open Access Mini Review

Postoperative Pain in Endodontics

Olcay Özdemir*

Zonguldak Bülent Ecevit University, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Pedodontics, Turkey

Corresponding Author

Received Date: September 21, 2020;  Published Date: October 01, 2020


This review aims to evaluate the definition, reason, and management of postoperative pain during and/or after endodontics treatment. Postoperative pain is very common and its prevalence ranges between 3% and 58% of all endodontic patients and they usually evaluate postoperative pain as a skill criterion of the clinician. Postoperative pain is multifactorial and observed as a result of acute periapical inflammation in response to chemical, mechanical, and/or microbial damage of the periapical area during the endodontic treatment. Therefore, patients should always be informed that pain may be experienced after the procedure and clinicians should follow up-recent studies about the factors that may cause pain, and if possible, adapt clinical procedures accordingly.

Keywords: Endodontics; Management of postoperative pain; Postoperative pain; Root canal preparation

Abbreviations: PP: Postoperative pain; VAS: Visual Analogue Scale; WBS: Wong-Baker Faces Pain Rating Scale; FPS: Faces Pain Scale; VDS: Verbal Descriptor Scale; NRS: Numeric Rating Scale; NSAIDs: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs

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