Revista Cubana de Estomatología
versão On-line ISSN 1561-297X
MAIQUEZ, Silvia; PREMOLI DE PERCOCO, Gloria e GONZALEZ, Anajulia. Evaluación del Hidróxido de Calcio en la Prevención del Dolor Endodóntico Intercitas en Pulpas Necróticas. Rev Cubana Estomatol [online]. 2001, vol.38, n.1, pp. 19-24. ISSN 1561-297X.
Postoperative pain as a result of the canalicular therapy is a very frequent side effect that may last a few hours to several days in the endodontic treatment due to the inflammatory reaction in the periradicular area. Since the efficacy of calcium hydroxide in preventing pain in necrotic dental pulps is so controversial, then a double blind study was carried out with80 patients who required endodontic treatment in non-vital teeth. It was observed that the frequency of postoperative pain exacerbation was relatively low, with significance index of 0,00018. This allows us to reach the conclusion that calcium hydroxide as a treatment in the prevention of pain in necrotic pulps interappointments does not avoid postoperative symptomatology because there are other factors that should be taken into account and although they are under control within the treatment, it is possible that they influence over the occurrence of interappointment pain.
Palavras-chave : CALCIUM HYDROXIDE; PAIN, POSTOPERATIVE [drug therapy]; PAIN, POSTOPERATIVE [prevention & control]; DENTAL PULP CAVITY [surgery]; DENTAL PULP NECROSIS [surgery]; DENTAL PULP NECROSIS [therapy]; PULPECTOMY; ROOT CANAL THERAPY; ENDODONTICS.