The Effect of Central Sensitization on Assessment Capacity of Patients
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03553641
Recruitment Status :
First Posted : June 12, 2018
Last Update Posted : June 19, 2018
Istanbul Medipol University Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Tan Firat Eyuboglu, Istanbul Medipol University Hospital
the aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of dental hyperalgesia and mechanical allodynia on the assessment capacity of individuals in a local Turkish population. The hypothesis of this study is that excessive amounts of pain and a major functional shift in the somatosensory system due to central sensitization might cause unwitting intent.
Condition or disease
Symptomatic Irreversible PulpitisAcute Apical Periodontitis of Pulpal Origin
It included patients between the ages of 18 and 70 who had a symptomatic tooth in need of non-surgical root canal treatment. All enrolled subjects volunteered and signed a written informed consent. Patients diagnosed with systemic diseases and those who had used an analgesic within 12 hours prior to the appointment were excluded from the study. A total of 30 patients were included in the study. A data sheet including patients' demographic data, diagnostic data, and data of explicit declaration of intent was completed. All pain scores were recorded according to the Visual Analog Scale (VAS). After the demographic data, diagnostic data. Patients were explicitly informed that the answers they were going to provide to the questions related to their explicit declaration of intent would not affect their diagnosis or the treatment they would undergo.
pain explicit declaration of intent [ Time Frame: 30 minutes ]
presence or absence of dental hyperalgesia and mechanical allodynia was recorded as well as the intensity of pain according to visual analog scale (VAS) with patients request of treatment to further evaluate any relevance between the variables. VAS scale is between 1 to 10 and 1 means no pain and 10 means worst pain ever. The scale was drawn as a 10 cm line on a paper, with a number at the beginning of each cm from 1 to 10 and patients were asked to show the respected place regarding their intensity of pain they were experiencing on the line.
Secondary Outcome Measures :
aesthetics [ Time Frame: 30 minutes ]
patient who chose extraction were asked their choice of treatment if the relevant tooth were to be an anterior tooth and recorded as yes or no
previous RCT [ Time Frame: 30 minutes ]
patients were asked if they had any root canal treatment previously and recorded as yes or no
excessive pain [ Time Frame: 30 minutes ]
patient who chose extraction were asked their choice of treatment if the painh were not to be excessive and recorded as yes or no
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 70 Years (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
patients between the ages of 18 and 70 who had a symptomatic tooth in need of non-surgical root canal treatment. All enrolled subjects volunteered and signed a written informed consent
Patients diagnosed with systemic diseases and those who had used an analgesic within 12 hours prior to the appointment were excluded from the study.