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ORIGINAL RESEARCH

Evaluation of Caries Excavation Efficacy with Ceramic Bur and Hand Excavation in Primary Teeth: An Experimental Study

Akash Ardeshana, Seema Bargale, Anuradha Karri, Nikhil G Patel, Brijesh Tailor, Shraddha Sura

Keywords : Ceramic bur, Hand excavation, Pain perception,Caries removal efficacy

Citation Information : Ardeshana A, Bargale S, Karri A, Patel NG, Tailor B, Sura S. Evaluation of Caries Excavation Efficacy with Ceramic Bur and Hand Excavation in Primary Teeth: An Experimental Study. J South Asian Assoc Pediatr Dent 2020; 3 (2):60-64.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10077-3054

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 20-01-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Purpose: To compare the caries removal efficacy, time span, and evaluate pain experience during the caries excavation with ceramic bur and hand excavator in primary teeth of children aged between 4 years and 9 years. Materials and methods: This study consisted of 26 subjects with bilateral occlusal carious lesions on primary molars. Caries excavations were performed with hand excavation and ceramic bur. The time taken for caries removal for both the techniques was measured with a stopwatch. The patient perception of pain during the treatment was evaluated with verbal pain scale and visual analog scale (VAS). The unpaired t-test was used for statistical analysis. Results: Mean value of time taken for the removal of caries by hand excavation was 6.17 ± 0.99 minutes and for the ceramic bur, it was 4.35 ± 1.32 minutes and it was found to be significant. There was no significant difference found between verbal pain scale and VAS. Mean value of the caries excavation score for hand was 2.00 ± 1.17 and for ceramic bur was 0.69 ± 0.93. Conclusion: The ceramic bur had better caries removal efficacy with less time compared to hand excavation method. The ceramic bur may be considered as a possible alternative technique for caries excavation in children.


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