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Pain after routine endodontic therapy may not have originated from the treated tooth

Paul Benjamin DMD .


Systematic Review Conclusion

The reviewers estimate that the frequency of nonodontogenic pain after endodontic therapy is 3.4 percent.

Critical Summary Assessment

An appropriately designed systematic review demonstrated that more than one-half of all cases of persistent pain may be of nonodontogenic origin.

Evidence Quality Rating

Good Evidence

This summary is published in the Journal of the American Dental Association and can be accessed at:

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These summaries are not intended to, and do not, express, imply, or summarize standards of care, but rather provide a concise reference for dentists to aid in understanding and applying evidence from the referenced systematic review in making clinically sound decisions as guided by their clinical judgment and by patient needs. American Dental Association © 2019