A Combination of Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone may not Affect Cold Pulpal Testing in Patients With Symptomatic Irreversible Pulpitis

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ARTICLE TITLE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATIONDoes acetaminophen/hydrocodone affect cold pulpal testing in patients with symptomatic irreversible pulpitis? A prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.Fowler S, Fullmer S, Drum M, Reader A.J Endod 2014;40(12):1958–60.REVIEWERAnne E. Williamson, DDS, MSPURPOSE/QUESTIONThe authors attempted to determine if pre-operative dosing with acetaminophen (1000 mg)/hydrocodone (10 mg) affected pulpal sensibility testing with cold in a tooth with symptomatic irreversible pulpitis.SOURCE OF FUNDINGFunding source is not available.TYPE OF STUDY/DESIGNRandomized controlled trialLEVEL OF EVIDENCELevel 1: Good-quality, patient-oriented evidenceSTRENGTH OF RECOMMENDATION GRADENot applicable

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