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)