Ashwin kumar R

Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical and Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, India


  • Research   
    Evaluation of Commonly Treated Maxillary Teeth with Preventive Resin Sealant among Children with Permanent Dentition-A Retrospective Study
    Author(s): Ashwin kumar R and Vignesh Ravindran*

    Dental sealants were introduced in the 1960s to help prevent dental caries, mainly in the pits and fissures of occlusal tooth surfaces. Sealants act to prevent bacteria growth that can lead to dental decay. Evidence suggests that fissure sealants are effective in preventing caries in children and adolescents compared to no sealants. Effectiveness may, however, be related to caries incidence level of the population. Pit and fissure sealants reduce occlusal caries when proper patient selection and application techniques are followed. 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 seal.. Read More»

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