Future Dental Journal




Objective: This study was designed to evaluate the effect of different irrigant activation methods on post operative pain after endodontic retreatment. Materials and Methods : Seventy eight patients need non surgical retreatment in mandibular first molar were involved in the study. The retreatment was performed in two visits ,at first visit cases were randomly divided into three groups according to methods of irrigant activation after root canal retreatment with protaper next rotary Ni-TI system. Group A (n=26) Root canals were irrigated using 2.6% sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) with manual dynamic agitation using master cone Group B (n=26) Root canals were irrigated using 2.6% sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) using ultrasonic machine (ultra-x) for 60 seconds. Group C (n=26) Root canals were irrigated using 2.6% sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) with NaviTip (29-gauge 27 mm) with double side tip. At second visit after one week, obturation was performed using modified single cone technique ans access cavity was filled with coronal restoration. After two visits root canal treatment and a specific method of agitation, depending on each group, the patients were given a questionnaire on which the patient would mark the degree of pain in a scale from 0 to 10 at 6, 12, 24, 48 72 hrs and one week post-obturation. Data were statistically analyzed with a significance level of P ≤0.05. Results: At 6,12,24 hrs, there was significant difference between the groups in pain intensity where control group C (Navitip with side vented needle) showed more pain scores than in the intervention groups (Ultra X and manual dynamic agitation). On the other hand, at 48, 72 hours and 7 days post- operative ,there was no statistically significant difference in pain among tested groups. Conclusion: Agitation of the irrigation is reliable safe to clinican and effective as final step irrigation protocol with successful management of postoperative pain in retreatment cases. The intensity of postoperative pain decreased with time regardless of final irrigation protocol used.