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Evaluation of the Success of Conventional and Biological Restorative Treatment Approaches for Caries in Primary Molars: An In Vivo Study

Maryam I Undre, Yusuf Chunawala, Shikha Choubey, Maheen N Shaikh, Aliya Ershad, Sana Qureshi

Keywords : Compomer, Hall technique, Nonrestorative cavity control, Primary dentition caries, 38% silver diamine fluoride

Citation Information : Undre MI, Chunawala Y, Choubey S, Shaikh MN, Ershad A, Qureshi S. Evaluation of the Success of Conventional and Biological Restorative Treatment Approaches for Caries in Primary Molars: An In Vivo Study. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2023; 16 (4):591-597.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-2644

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 11-09-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


Background: In order to compare the clinical and radiographic success of three treatment modalities—conventional restoration (CR), nonrestorative caries treatment (NRCT), and Hall technique (HT), with a 3-month to 1 year follow-up in deciduous molars with occlusal or proximal carious lesions. Design: Children between the ages of 5 and 8 were chosen for the study, having a total of 120 teeth. They were split into three groups, each with 40 participants—CR, HT, and NRCT. Clinical and radiographic evaluation was done at 3, 6, 9, and 12 months. Data were statistically analyzed. Results: The Chi-squared value and p-value were found to be insignificant when comparing clinical and radiographic ratings of all three groups at 3, 6, 9, and 12-month intervals. Conclusion: Hall technique (HT) performed better than CR. NRCT was more acceptable to patients than CR.

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