Evaluation of pit & fissure sealants following disinfection with and without chlorhexidine solution
Dr. Maria Manhas, Dr. Chhaya Sharma, Dr. Monika, Dr. Deepanshu Sharma
Aim: To evaluate the effect of chlorhexidine on the outcome of Pit and fissure sealant (PFS) sealant in permanent molars. Methods:Double-blind randomized control trial was conducted for a period of 6 month.Maxillary or mandibular permanent molar which satisfies the criteria for application of PFS were included in the trial. Simple randomization of treatment allocation was carried out using computer generated random number for treatment assignment of the right molar tooth. The left molar received the alternate treatment. The outcomes of PFS were evaluated by a lone proficient assessor by means of the mouth mirrors and probes following the US public health service criteria. Results: 6-month evaluation for the PFS with and without chlorhexidine showed 77.27% and 89.39% retention respectively. PFS without chlorhexidine suffered a greater loss of surface texture and marginal discoloration in comparison to PFS with chlorhexidine at 3- and 6-months intervals but it was statistically insignificant. Conclusion: The present study showed improvement in outcome of PFS when an additional step of chlorhexidine is added although the results were statistically nonsignificant.
Dr. Maria Manhas, Dr. Chhaya Sharma, Dr. Monika, Dr. Deepanshu Sharma. Evaluation of pit & fissure sealants following disinfection with and without chlorhexidine solution. International Journal of Medical and Health Research, Volume 6, Issue 3, 2020, Pages 112-114