Zuhair Arif, Dilawar Sultan, Muhammad Moazzam, Faisal Nawaz Khan, Rehan Ali Siddiqui, M Abdullah Khan
Aim: To compare the mean pain scores after debridement of pulp in patients receiving hypochlorite and chlorhexidine as intra-canal irrigant.
Methods: This was a randomized controlled trail conducted at Department of Operative Dentistry. Total 710 patients 14-60 years of age were included in the study. The pain scores were recorded on VAS scale after debridement and irrigation of canals with 2% chlorhexidine solution versus 5.25% sodium hypochlorite.
Results: In Group-II mean pain score was significantly less as compared to that of Group-I.
Conclusion: Sodium hypochlorite (5.25%) is more effective in pain control as compared to chlorhexidine (2%) after debridement of pulp.
Keywords: 2% Chlorhexidine; 5.25% Sodium hypochlorite