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Comparative Evaluation of Chemo-mechanical and Rotary-mechanical Methods in Removal of Caries with Respect to Time Consumption and Pain Perception in Pediatrc Dental Patients

Ashish Katiyar, Sukriti Gupta, Kirtija Gupta, Karuna Sharma, Bhoomika Tripathi, Nitin Sharma

Keywords : Chemomechanical caries removal, Early childhood caries, Facial pain rating scale

Citation Information : Katiyar A, Gupta S, Gupta K, Sharma K, Tripathi B, Sharma N. Comparative Evaluation of Chemo-mechanical and Rotary-mechanical Methods in Removal of Caries with Respect to Time Consumption and Pain Perception in Pediatrc Dental Patients. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2021; 14 (1):115-119.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1896

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 14-07-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Aim and objective: • To compare the clinical efficiency in removal of caries by the two different methods of caries removal. • To compare the treatment time between chemomechanical and rotary mechanical methods of caries removal. • To compare the pain perception of the patient during the two different methods (chemomechanical and rotary mechanical) of dentin caries removal. Materials and methods: The Carisolv system for caries removal, consisting of a solvent gel and a specially designed hand instrument, as compared to the conventional method of caries removal, i.e., Airotor. Sixty patients in the age-group of 6–14 years, having Black\'s class I dentinal caries with the cavity in the molars, were enrolled for the study. Results: The time for caries removal with Carisolv and Airotor was, respectively, 7.17 ± 1.57 and 8.00 ± 1.56 minutes. Thus, the mean time taken was also significantly higher in group II as compared to group I (t = 4.805; p < 0.001).

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