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The frequency of pain after endodontic procedures

Paul Benjamin DMD .


Systematic Review Conclusion

The reviewers estimate that the frequency of all-cause persistent tooth pain (any provoked or spontaneous pain reported by either the practitioner or the patient) after endodontic procedures is 5 to 7 percent.

Critical Summary Assessment

The reviewers used an appropriately designed systematic review and convincingly demonstrated their finding of persistent pain after endodontic therapy.

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