Journal of Applied Dental
and Medical Sciences
Journal of Applied Dental and Medical Sciences is A Quarterly Published

ISSN : 2454-2288

Infobase Index Factor : 2.8

ABSTRACT

Incidence of pain after pulp extirpation by dental students

Ghada Alotay, Wala’a Alowain, Nesreen Aljumaah

ABSTRACT

Aim:To evaluate the quality and ability to perform pulp extirpation among undergraduate, interns, and postgraduate dental students Material and Methods:A questionnaire survey targeting the patients treated by undergraduate, interns, and postgraduate dental students was conducted at Riyadh Colleges of Dentistry and Pharmacy (RCsDP). A structured questionnaire accessed age, gender, location of tooth, incidence of pain, type of pain, and intensity of pain. Differences between groups were examined using Chi-square test. Result:The incidence of pain after pulp extirpation was 50.2% (n=104). The majority first noticed pain after one day (52.9%, n=55), occurred suddenly (56.7%, n=59). No statistically significant differences were found between patients treated by undergraduates, interns, and postgraduate dental students. Conclusion:The incidence of a pain after pulp extirpation was higher. Patients treated by undergraduates were more likely to have high incidence of pain after pulp extirpation than interns and postgraduates. Dentists should be aware of this pain and make efforts to prevent or treat it.

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