International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2020, Vol. 6 Issue 2, Part H
Endodontic flare up: A nightmare every dentist wants to flee from
AUTHOR(S): Nimra Iqbal, Sana Farooq, Palak Jain and Tauqeer Ul Nisa
Flare-ups can occur after root canal treatment and consist of acute exacerbation of an asymptomatic pulpal and/or per radicular pathologic conditions.
Aim: This study aimed to evaluate the knowledge, attitude, skills and preparedness of endodontist and pedodontist to manage a case of Endodontic flare-up.
Materials and methodology: A cross-sectional survey was carried out in May 2020 on 50 endodontist and pedodontist who had done post graduation from Delhi NCR. A 10 question based questionnaire was developed to assess their knowledge, awareness and skills. Data were subjected to appropriate statistical measures and analyzed.
Result: 36% of the endodontist and pedodontist (n=50) had heard about Flare Up index by Rimmer but needed a brush up and 12% were only sure about FUI. 52.17% were sure of the scoring system too. 60% of specialists knew about cortical trephination as a successful modality to reduce Interappointment pain apart from reinstrumentation, incision and drainage and use of Intracanal medicaments.
Conclusion: Endodontic flare-up are a hyperalgesia syndrome with acute pain and swelling causing undesirable situations for patients and dentists. Old age and absence of a periapical lesion in necrotic teeth is a significant risk factor for flare-ups.
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How to cite this article:
Nimra Iqbal, Sana Farooq, Palak Jain, Tauqeer Ul Nisa. Endodontic flare up: A nightmare every dentist wants to flee from. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2020;6(2):529-534.