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Intervention Protocol

Antibiotic use for irreversible pulpitis

  1. JV Keenan Officer in charge*,
  2. AG Farman,
  3. Z Fedorowicz,
  4. JT Newton

Editorial Group: Cochrane Oral Health Group

Published Online: 18 OCT 2004

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004969


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Keenan JV, Farman AG, Fedorowicz Z, Newton JT. Antibiotic use for irreversible pulpitis (Protocol). The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2004, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD004969. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004969.

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  1. US Navy, Branch Dental Clinic London, Beaconsfield,, Bucks, UK

*JV Keenan, Officer in charge, Branch Dental Clinic London, US Navy, 4 Netherwood Road, Beaconsfield,, Bucks, HP9 2BE, UK. keenanjv@yahoo.com.

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  1. Published Online: 18 OCT 2004

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Abstract

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This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

The objective of this review is to provide reliable evidence regarding the effectiveness of prescribing systemic antibiotics for irreversible pulpitis by comparing clinical outcomes expressed as pain relief.

The following null hypothesis will be tested: for irreversible pulpitis there is no difference in pain relief between patients taking antibiotics as compared to those who have received placebo or analgesics.