Prevalence of Secondary Caries Among Different Restorations
Introduction: Secondary caries is an unfortunate occurrence that occurs immediately adjacent to the restoration, usually caused by inadequate extension of the restoration, microleakage or improper excavation of caries from the original lesion. Aims: The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of secondary caries among different restorations. Materials and methods: This were a comparative, descriptive study, where all the data of the patients who reported to the dental clinics in saveetha dental college, SIMATS, Chennai, India, was obtained from the dental information archiving software (DIAS). Patient records were collected between March 2020 and March 2021. Data was collected and tabulated. The collected data was further analysed, recorded in Microsoft Excel software and was subjected to statistical analysis using IBM SPSS statistics analyser v.23.0. Results and discussion: The total sample size of the current study was 126 cases. In this study, we observed that the restoration most frequently associated with secondary caries was composite. We also observed that the secondary caries occurred more frequently in females in the age group of 36 to 45 years. Conclusion: Within the limitations of the current study, we observed that the most common restoration involved with secondary caries was composite and the most common age group which presented with secondary caries was 36 to 45 years.