Evaluation of Commonly Treated Maxillary Teeth with Preventive Resin Sealant among Children with Primary Dentition
Author(s): Sudarsan R and Vignesh Ravindran*
The most prevalent dental caries is a preventable disease and untreated dental caries in children can have a toll in their day to day activities and development. There is a rising need for dentists to manage carious lesions in children as early as possible by preventive means. Sealant application on teeth can reduce food and plaque accumulation and makes the site easy to clean. The aim of this study was to investigate the most commonly treated primary maxillary teeth with pit and fissure sealants for caries prevention. Data was collected from patients’ dental records in the department of pediatric dentistry to meet the inclusion and exclusion criteria. A total of 171 records of children who had undergone pit and fissure sealants in primary maxillary teeth were evaluated. Descriptive analysis and chi-square tests were performed. Most commonly treated tooth with sealant in the maxillary arch was 55 (40.4%). Sealant application was more common on the maxillary left side (51.5%).