Clinical Evaluation of Caries Removal Efficacy of Polymer Burs

Authors : Shrimahalakshmi; Nagalakshmi Chowdhary; Kiran N K; Ravigna Peddi

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 1 - January

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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.


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