2018, Vol. 4 Issue 3, Part C
Radiographical evaluation of alveolar bone destruction associated with overhanging interproximal amalgam filling
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Rageshree B Mankar
ABSTRACT:Aim & Objective:
The aim of our study is to evaluate the alveolar bone loss due to overhanging of amalgam restorations interproximally and to compare with the control intact side of the same tooth by using orthopantomograph.
Materials and Methods: 156 overhanged interproximal amalgam fillings were detected by using orthopantomograph in which alveolar bone destruction was calculated and compared with the control normal intact side of the same tooth and clinical attachment level was measured clinically.
Results: The alveolar bone loss was higher in female while clinical attachment level was higher in male, but statistically it is non-significant. According to our study mandibular teeth had higher bone loss and clinical attachment level than maxillary teeth. The percentage of overhanging interproximal amalgam was more in mandibular first molars, the alveolar bone loss and clinical attachment level increased with overhang filling compared to control surface and the difference was statistically significant.
Conclusions: Over hanged fillings should be avoided to maintain the periodontal health and prevent more destruction.
Pages: 164-166 | 1025 Views 16 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Rageshree B Mankar. Radiographical evaluation of alveolar bone destruction associated with overhanging interproximal amalgam filling. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2018;4(3):164-166.