Removal of artificial dental calculus by use of conventional and diamond ultrasound tips.

  • Roberto Carlos Mourão Pinho UFPE
  • Fernanda Benevides Viana de Amorim
  • Quitéria Maria Wanderley Albuquerque Tenório
  • Thiago Amadei Pegoraro
  • Luiz Alexandre Moura Penteado
  • Renata Cimões

Abstract

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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Published
2017-04-14
How to Cite
PINHO, Roberto Carlos Mourão et al. Removal of artificial dental calculus by use of conventional and diamond ultrasound tips.. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 10, apr. 2017. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imedicalsociety.org/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/2373>. Date accessed: 25 sep. 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.3823/2383.
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Dental Medicine

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