Effect of occlusal relief on endodontic pain.

  title={Effect of occlusal relief on endodontic pain.},
  author={J L Creech and Richard E. Walton and Robert F Kaltenbach},
  journal={Journal of the American Dental Association},
  volume={109 1},
It has been suggested that removal of occlusion contacts will prevent or reduce postoperative endodontic pain during treatment. However, this theory has not been tested in clinical experiments. In this study, after endodontic instrumentation, the treated posterior tooth randomly received occlusal relief or mock-occlusal relief. Mean pain levels and the incidence of pain to occlusal pressure at various time intervals were recorded on questionnaire postcards by all patients, as was the duration… CONTINUE READING

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