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.

Published
Apr 14, 2017
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: 26 may 2017. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/2383.
Section
Dental Medicine

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