2015, Vol. 1 Issue 3, Part A
Efficacy of chemomechanical caries removal
AUTHOR(S): Sham S Bhat, Shaniya Sain, Sundeep K Hegde, Vidya Bhat.S
ABSTRACT:Majority of the rural population does not have access to dental treatments. Poor oral health results in significant increase in dental caries. In this study chemo-mechanical agent was used for the removal of caries. Aim: To compare the efficacy of chemomechanical caries removal with that of conventional excavation technique using laser fluorescence. Methodology: Carious primary teeth each from a total of 30 children were chosen for this study. Molars with brown and softened dentine and having defects with broadly comparable depths from different quadrants were chosen for the study. Conventional caries removal was carried out with bur. Chemo-mechanical caries removal was done and compared with the control. DIAGNOdent values were recorded before and after the procedures. Statistical methods: The data was analyzed by paired T test. Results: Chemo-mechanical techniques are equally effective as conventional bur for caries removal
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How to cite this article:
Sham S Bhat, Shaniya Sain, Sundeep K Hegde, Vidya Bhat.S. Efficacy of chemomechanical caries removal. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2015;1(3):27-30.