JELENA KRUNIC | ASSIST. PROF. DR.

May 7, 2019 | 24th BaSS Congress | INVITED LECTURERS

Biography

Assit. Prof. Dr. Jelena Krunic

Assistant Professor, Department of Dental Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of East
Sarajevo, Foca, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Jelena Krunic received her dental degree from the Faculty of Dentistry of the University of East
Sarajevo, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2005. At the same University she
earned a Master of Science degree and specialization degree in Dental Disease and Endodontic in
2010, and obtained a PhD on the topic of biocompatibility and antibacterial effectiveness of
ozone in caries treatment in 2015. She is currently full time faculty member and Assistant
Professor at the Department of Dental Pathology at the Faculty of Medicine, University of East
Sarajevo. She has published more than 90 peer-reviewed articles and research abstracts and coauthored one book. Her current research interest is in the area of orofacial pain, and caries and
endodontic treatment.


Abstract Synopsis

”POST-ENDODONTIC PAIN: IS IT POSSIBLE TO PREVENT IT?  ”

Assist. Prof. Dr. Jelena Krunic
Assistant Professor, Department of Dental Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of East
Sarajevo, Foca, Bosnia and Herzegovina

ABSTRACT

One of the goals of endodontic treatment is to prevent or eliminate pain. However, after
completing root canal treatment, post-endodontic pain can occur in about 3-58% of the all
endodontic patients. Post-endodontic pain presents an important problem for the patient as well
as the dentist. The etiology is complex and not always understood. Pulpal and periradicular
status, host-related factors and factors related to endodontic treatment have been implicated to be
associated with post-endodontic pain. A clinician who is informed about the risk factors related
to post-endodontic pain would take steps to prevent or manage this undesirable condition and
prepare the patient for possible pain events after completion of root canal treatment. In this
lecture, predisposing factors that can affect patient’s response to endodontic treatment will be
presented. Also, diagnostic measures and treatment strategies to manage post-endodontic pain
will be discussed.