Interappointment emergencies in teeth with necrotic pulps

Alacam T., Tinaz A.

JOURNAL OF ENDODONTICS, vol.28, no.5, pp.375-377, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/00004770-200205000-00007
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.375-377
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No


The incidence of interappointment emergencies in symptomatic and asymptomatic teeth with necrotic pulps was evaluated, and severity of flare-ups was determined by a quantitative method using a flare-up index. There were no significant differences in the incidence of flare-ups attributable to gender, age, diameter of lesion, taking analgesics, placebos, or no medication, or preoperative symptomatic or asymptomatic tooth diagnoses (p>0.05). There were significantly more painful flare-ups in mandibular teeth than in maxillary (p<0.05).