Efficacy of different endodontic procedure with post-operative pain and Quality of Life (QoL) using (OHIP-14).

  • Eisha Abrar Dow International Dental College, Karachi
  • Qaiser Ali Baig Dow International Dental College, Karachi
  • Maryam - Dow International Dental College, Karachi
  • Ashar Afaq Dow International Dental College, Karachi
  • Wajiha Anzar Dow International Dental College, Karachi
Keywords: Quality of life, OHIP-14, Endodontics

Abstract

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.

Author Biographies

Eisha Abrar, Dow International Dental College, Karachi

BDS

Lecturer Community Dentistry

Qaiser Ali Baig, Dow International Dental College, Karachi

BDS, MSc, MDTFEd

Associate Professor Community Dentistry

Maryam -, Dow International Dental College, Karachi

BDS, M.Sc (Community Dentistry)

Lecturer Community Dentistry

Ashar Afaq, Dow International Dental College, Karachi

BDS, MBA, MSc, MDTFEd

Associate Professor Community Dentistry

Wajiha Anzar, Dow International Dental College, Karachi

MSc (Community Dentistry)

Lecturer

Community Dentistry

Published
2021-02-10