Comparison of the oral health-related quality of life and dental pain in symptomatic irreversible pulpitis and pericoronitis


Cimilli H. , Karacayli U., ŞİŞMAN KİTAPÇI N. , KARTAL N. , MUMCU G.

JOURNAL OF DENTAL SCIENCES, vol.7, no.3, pp.250-260, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jds.2012.05.014
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF DENTAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.250-260
  • Keywords: dental pain, pericoronitis, quality of life, symptomatic irreversible pulpitis, VAS, 3RD MOLAR SURGERY, FLARE-UP, IMPACT, PREVALENCE, VALIDATION, RECOVERY, VISIT

Abstract

Background/purpose: The oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) reveals important information about a patient's perceptions in clinical practice, and pain is a critical point when evaluating OHRQoL in clinical practice. The aim of the study was to compare pain patterns by means of the Dental Pain-Screening Questionnaire (DePaQ) and an OHRQoL evaluation between symptomatic irreversible pulpitis and pericoronitis.