Efficacy of different endodontic procedure with post-operative pain and Quality of Life (QoL) using (OHIP-14).
To assess efficacy of different Endodontic Procedure with Post-operative Pain and Quality of Life (QoL) using (OHIP-14). Study Design: Longitudinal study. Setting: Dow International Dental College and Dr Ishrat Ul-Ibad Khan Institute Karachi, Pakistan. Period: March 2019 till September 2019. Material & Methods: A convenient sampling was used. Conventional and hand protaper root canal technique were used. Both techniques were separately performed by house officers and Post graduate trainees. Study instrument was a structured questionnaire. There were 3 visits. Patients were recalled after 3 days to ask about the post-operative pain and treatments impact on oral health related quality of life. Data analysis was done using SPSS*20 software. Result: There is a significant association existing between the type of treatment provided to the patient and post-operative pain. Patients who underwent manual protaper RCT felt less pain as compared to those treated with conventional RCT. (p=0.00). Patients who were treated by house officer had experienced more pain (p=0.000) also patients who were treated by house officers take more medication. (p=0.001). Their oral health (OHIP-14) was improved after the endodontic treatment. (P=0.000). Conclusion: Effect of root canal therapy on QoL is apparent in both the groups. Experience level impacts improvement as the postoperative pain complaints were less when treated by postgraduate trainee.