Authors : Shrimahalakshmi; Nagalakshmi Chowdhary; Kiran N K; Ravigna Peddi
Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 1 - January
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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6090803
The ultimate goal
of conservative dentistry is to remove only the infected
portion of carious dentine and to preserve as much as
possible sound tooth structure. The present study was
conducted to evaluate and compare the caries removal
efficacy of Polymer burs and ART.
Materials and methods: A total of forty children aged
between 4-9 years with open carious lesions were selected
for the study. They were randomly allocated to Group 1-
Polymer bur (n=40) and Group 2 – ART (n-40). The
efficacy of caries removal was assessed using caries
detector dye (Sable and Seek). The pain perception was
assessed using the Wong-Baker faces pain rating scale.
Results: These results indicated no statistically
significant difference in the efficiency of caries removal
in both groups. Pain perception was less in ART group
compared to the polymer bur group.
Conclusion: Polymer burs did not improve the efficacy
of caries removal and the pain perception was higher
when compared with ART.
Keywords : selective caries removal, polymer burs, ART, infected dentin.