Postoperative pain after manual and mechanical glide path: A Randomized clinical trial

Damiano Pasqualini, Livio Mollo, Nicola Scotti, Giuseppe Cantatore, Arnaldo Castellucci, Giuseppe Migliaretti, Elio Berutti

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Introduction: This prospective randomized clinical trial evaluated the incidence of postoperative pain after glide path performed with PathFile (PF) (Dentsply Maillefer, Ballaigues, Switzerland) versus stainless-steel K-file (KF). Methods: In 149 subjects, the mechanical glide path was performed with nickel-titanium (NiTi) rotary PF; in 146 subjects, the manual glide path was performed with stainless-steel KFs. Postoperative pain, analgesics consumption, and the number of days to complete pain resolution were evaluated in the following 7 days. An analysis of variance model for repeated measures was used to compare the variation of pain-scale values (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-36
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Endodontics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012


  • Glide path
  • K-files
  • nickel-titanium rotary instruments
  • PathFile
  • postoperative pain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)


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