NS-4 Persistent Pain Following Endodontic Treatment: What Do We Know and What Can We Do About It?

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Course Description: Persistent pain is known to occur in some patients following endodontic treatment. This presentation will discuss the frequency at which persistent pain occurs, potential causes for persistent pain and opportunities for endodontists to participate in a large-scale, practice-based study designed to determine which patient-, tooth-, and treatment-related factors may be associated with persistent pain.

At the conclusion, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the frequency at which persistent pain occurs following nonsurgical root canal treatment.
  • List potential causes for persistent pain.
  • Discuss management of patients with persistent pain.


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Alan S. Law, D.D.S., Ph.D.

Dr. Alan S. Law received his doctor of dental surgery and Certificate in Endodontics from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, Iowa City, Iowa. He also completed his Ph.D., “Mechanisms and Modulation of Orofacial Pain,” with the department of pharmacology at the University of Iowa. Dr. Law has published several of articles in scientific and clinical journals, and has co-authored chapters on "The Non-Odontogenic Toothache" and "Regenerative Endodontics in Pathways of the Pulp. " He teaches continuing education courses at the University of Minnesota, is a past president of the Minnesota Association of Endodontists and a former director of the American Association of Endodontics. He is a past president of the American Board of Endodontics. He is in full–time practice in the Twin Cities with The Dental Specialists, a multi-specialty dental practice, and an adjunct associate professor in the division of endodontics at the University of Minnesota.

Alan S. Law, D.D.S., Ph.D.  

Disclosure: I declare that I have no proprietary, financial, or other personal interest of any nature or kind in any product, service, course, and/or company, or in any firm beneficially associated therewith, that will be discussed or considered during the proposed presentation.