CLINICAL EVALUATION OF CHEMO-BECHANICAL CARIES REMOVAL USING CARIE-CARE SYSTEM AMONG SCHOOL CHILDREN
Dental caries is considered as one of the most serious dental diseases that results in localized dissolution and destruction of the calcified tooth tissues. As possible alternatives to conventional techniques of caries removal, chemo mechanical caries removal systems have emerged. AIM: To clinically observe the advantages of Chemo-mechanical method of caries removal over Conventional technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 64 teeth of 32children with class 1 open carious lesions were selected for the study from the school dental clinic after taking written consent. They were divided into two equal groups according to method of caries removal (32 chemomechanical and 32 conventional from both primary and permanent teeth respectively). In Group I, caries was removed using the carie-care system and in Group II, with the conventional drill and were restored equally with amalgam and ketac molar respectively. The restored teeth were followed up after 1 week, 1 month, 6 months and 1 year respectively for its clinical success. RESULTS: The results were subjected to statistical analysis using students paired t-test and chi-square tests. It showed that though Chemomechanical technique took a marginal increase in time compared to the conventional technique, it was found to be more comfortable for all the children. Amalgam restorations showed better retention compared to ketac molar restorations in both the techniques. CONCLUSION: Chemomechanical technique though time consuming is definitely superior compared to conventional technique in pediatric dentistry, provided we use a less technique sensitive restorative material which retains in the oral cavity for longer period of time. It is definitely a better treatment protocol in school based dental treatment compared to conventional technique
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