Issue V10N02 | Year 2020 | Editorial Original Article | Pages 48 to 59
Introduction: The success of endodontic therapy depends not merely on their efficacy and proper completion but also on minimal patient discomfort. The purpose of this systematic review and meta-analysis is to evaluate the risk and intensity of post instrumentation endodontic pain in adult patients. Methods: A comprehensive search was performed in the MEDLINE via PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, LILACS, BBO and Cochrane Library and SIGLE without restrictions. The annual conference of the IADR abstracts (1990-2016), and unpublished and ongoing trials registry were also searched. Dissertations and theses were searched using the ProQuest Dissertations and the Periodicos Capes Theses Databases. Only randomized clinical trials that compared the risk or intensity of pain resulting from endodontic treatment in adult patients were included. Results: After the removal of duplicates, 827 articles were identified. After title and abstract screening, 26 studies remained. Thirteen studies were further excluded while 10 studies remained for qualitative analyses and 7 for the meta-analysis. No significant difference in the risk/intensity of pain after endodontic treatment was observed in this study. The risk of pain ratio was 1.09, with a 95% confidence interval of 0.87 to 1.38 (p = 0.45). The Hedges g standardized difference in means of pain intensity at 24 h was -0.05, with a confidence interval varying from -0.21 to 0.11 (p = 0.53). Conclusions: No differences in risk and intensity of pain after endodontic treatment with ProTaper and other rotatory or reciprocating systems were found in this meta-analysis.
de-Geus JL, Wambier LM, Loguercio AD, Reis A. Influence of ProTaper/ProTaper Next, compared to other rotatory/reciprocating systems, on the risk and intensity of postoperative pain after endodontic instrumentation in adult patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Dental Press Endod. 2020 May-Aug;10(2):48-59.