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Aim: The study aimed to assess the discomfort that follows a pulpectomy procedure using two different irrigation needles (side vented and open ended needles) in deciduous molars.
Materials and methods: The study involved 50 patients in the age group of 4-9 years old, divided equally in both the groups.(side vented and open ended needles). The post operative pain in various time interval were assessed using Wong-Baker faces pain scale and Visual Analog Scale. The results were then statistically analyzed.
Results: At the end of 72 hours time interval, patients irrigated with side vented needles had a less post operative pain (6.4%) compared to open ended needles and this was statistically significant P<0.05.
Conclusion: It can be concluded that side vented needles induced less postoperative pain than the open ended needles, When evaluated at 24hrs interval.