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Postoperative Pain After the use of Sodium Hypochlorite gel and Solution Forms: A Randomized Clinical Study [Eur Endod J]
Eur Endod J. 2021; 6(1): 34-37 | DOI: 10.14744/eej.2020.08370

Postoperative Pain After the use of Sodium Hypochlorite gel and Solution Forms: A Randomized Clinical Study

Ertugrul Karatas1, Damla Ozsu Kirici2, Hakan Arslan1
1Department of Endodontics, Atatürk University Faculty of Dentistry, Erzurum, Turkey
2Department of Endodontics, Akdeniz University Faculty of Dentistry, Antalya, Turkey

Objective: The present study aimed to compare the effect of sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) gel and solution forms on postoperative pain level.
Methods: Fifty-two patients were divided into two groups according to the root canal irrigation solution. In the NaOCl solution group, the root canals were irrigated with 2 mL of 5.25% NaOCl between each pecking motion. In the NaOCl gel group, 5.25% NaOCl gel was used according to the manufacturer’s instructions. The root canal treatments were completed and the participants were given instructions to record postoperative pain levels on 24, 48, and 72 hours and 1 week after treatment using VAS.
Results: Intergroup analyses revealed that the NaOCl gel group resulted in significantly less postoperative pain than the NaOCl solution group on day 1.
Conclusion: It can be concluded that using NaOCl gel during root canal preparation results in less postoperative on day 1 when compared with the NaOCl solution. (EEJ-2020-06-158)

Keywords: NaOCl gel, NaOCl solution, postoperative pain

Ertugrul Karatas, Damla Ozsu Kirici, Hakan Arslan. Postoperative Pain After the use of Sodium Hypochlorite gel and Solution Forms: A Randomized Clinical Study. Eur Endod J. 2021; 6(1): 34-37

Corresponding Author: Ertugrul Karatas
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