Occlusal reduction and post-endodontic pain


This review analysing the influence of occlusal reduction on postoperative pain levels after endodontic treatment includes 12 RCTs. The findings suggests no difference was seen in post-treatment pain levels after occlusal reduction.

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Occlusal reduction: Does it reduce post endodontic pain?


This review of the effect of occlusal reduction on post-operative pain following root canal treatment included 7 RCTs. While the findings suggest that occlusal reduction may reduce post endodontic pain the quality of the available evidence is very low so teh findings should be viewed cautiously.

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Post-endodontic pain: Is it reduced by occlusal reduction?

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This review of the efficacy of occlusal reduction on the management of post-operative endodontic pain included 6 small RCTs of high risk of bias. The fidings suggested non benefitc from occlusal reduction in the first 48 hours but some benefit at 72 hours. However the findings should be viewed cautiously because of the limited study quality.

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Small trial suggests limited benefit for occlusal reduction in endodontic treatment


Occlusal reduction is one possible technique to reduce postoperative pain in patients suffering from irreversible pulpitis and tenderness to percussion. The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of this procedure Patients with irreversible pulpitis and mild tenderness to percussion without moderate-to-severe spontaneous pain underwent standardized root canal treatment (RoCT) performed by a [read the full story…]

What is the role of occlusal adjustment in periodontal treatment?

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The relationship between trauma from occlusion and periodontal disease has long been a area of discussion. Occlusal adjustment has been conducted routinely by some as part of procedures to control periodontal disease.  The aim of this review was to assess whether  there any evidence that occlusal adjustment as part of periodontal therapy provides additional benefit [read the full story…]