Prevalence Of Pit And Fissure Sealant Pre And Post Covid-19 Infection: A Retrospective University Hospital Setting Study
Author(s): Dr. Ashwin Shravan Kumar ; Dr. Arthi Balasubramaniam ; Dr. Lalitha Rani Chellappa
Background: The novel coronavirus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), has precipitated the COVID-19 pandemic. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recommended a society-wide quarantine approach (during acute or peak phases of the disease), social distancing and handwashing followed by rescheduling of elective and non-urgent dental procedures. The aim of the study is to compare the prevalence of sealants pre and post covid 19
Materials and methods: This is a retrospective study regarding patients with pit and fissure sealant treatment who have visited Saveetha dental college and hospitals from Jan 2019 to Jan 2021. All the parameter were tabulated and assessed for statistical significance using SPSS by IBM. Chi square test was used to determine significance.
Results: The results of this study showed that the majority of male participants had increased their preference for treatment by pit and fissure sealant and there was 50 percent decrease in the value seen in post COVID. The most common teeth required sealant was lower molar which were the same during the pre COVID phase.
Conclusion: Within the limitations of the study it can be seen that the patients seeking for sealants had been decreased in the post COVID period.