Removal of artificial dental calculus by use of conventional and diamond ultrasound tips.
Introduction: Periodontal disease is considered a public health problem and may lead to serious complications as the general health of patient. The main therapeutic procedure is scaling and root planing, which can be performed by a variety of techniques and instruments
Objective:The aim of the present study was to evaluate the removal of calculus, produced artificially, by using a conventional ultrasonic tip and a diamond – CVD tip.
Method: The calculus was produced with artificial sawdust and glue-based cyanoacrylate and distributed in twenty areas also standardized on two plates of acrylic resin (chemical activated), holding 10 samples per plate. Standards / samples were divided by lot into two simple groups, being A (treated with conventional tip) and B (treated with CVD tip).
Results:The treatment in Group A, promoted an average area of 20.48 ± 4.20 mm2 free of artificial calculus which is significantly higher (p <0.05) than the area removed in Group B (15.37 ± 5.29 mm2).
Conclusion:The results showed that the conventional tip presented higher results than CVD tip for efficacy in the removal of calculus.
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