COMPARISON OF POST-OPERATIVE SENSITIVITY IN TEETH RESTORED WITH COMPOSITE USING TWO DIFFERENT ADHESIVE SYSTEMS

Authors

  • Sana Ahmad Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University, Islamabad (Principal author).
  • Fahimullah KMU- Institute of Dental Sciences, Kohat
  • Ammarah Afreen Watim Medical & Dental College, Islamabad
  • Zarah Afreen Watim Medical & Dental College, Islamabad
  • Saba Shehzad Kaini Lahore Medical & Dental College, Lahore.
  • Sadia Akram Abbottabad International Medical & Dental College, Abbottabad

Abstract

Introduction: Resin composite materials are considered as adequate restorative material for posterior teeth. Unlike amalgam, resin composite can bond to enamel which is one of the main advantages of using resin composite as a restorative material. Currently, this micro-mechanical retention is considered to be the strongest adhesion in the oral cavity, however, there is scarcity of data regarding comparison of post-operative sensitivity in teeth restored with composite using two different adhesive systems. This study was designed to compare the mean post-operative sensitivity after class II restorations, in teeth restored by using self-etch and total-etch adhesive protocols.

Material & Methods: After meeting the inclusion criteria 370 patients were enrolled. Informed consent and demographic information was taken. Then patients were divided equally into two groups using the single blinded randomized controlled trial. Randomization was done using computer generated random allocation of numbers in each group. One group is treated with Self-Etch (SE) adhesive technique and other with Total-Etch (TE) adhesive technique. Rubber dam was applied in all cases. Post-operative sensitivity was recorded in both groups after seven days using Visual Analogue Scale. Collected data was entered and analysed using SPSS version 21.

Results: In our study, mean age of the patients was 30.83±5.91 years, male to female ratio of the patients was 1.04:1. The mean value of post-operative sensitivity of the patients was 0.89±0.721. The mean value of post-operative sensitivity of group A patients was 0.65±0.62 while the mean value of post-operative sensitivity of group B patients was 1.13±0.74 (p-value <0.001).

Conclusion: According to our study results the total-etch adhesive technique is significantly better technique as compared to self-etch adhesive technique in terms of post-operative sensitivity in patients after class II composite restorations.

Author Biographies

Sana Ahmad, Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University, Islamabad (Principal author).

Demonstrator, Department of Operative Dentistry, Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University, Islamabad (Principal author).

Ammarah Afreen , Watim Medical & Dental College, Islamabad

Assistant Professor (Operative Dentistry)

Zarah Afreen , Watim Medical & Dental College, Islamabad

Assistant Professor (Prosthodontics)

Saba Shehzad Kaini, Lahore Medical & Dental College, Lahore.

Post-graduate trainee

Sadia Akram, Abbottabad International Medical & Dental College, Abbottabad

Assistant Professor, Department of Science of Dental Material

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Published

2022-06-30

How to Cite

Sana Ahmad, Fahimullah, Ammarah Afreen, Zarah Afreen, Kaini, S. S. ., & Sadia Akram. (2022). COMPARISON OF POST-OPERATIVE SENSITIVITY IN TEETH RESTORED WITH COMPOSITE USING TWO DIFFERENT ADHESIVE SYSTEMS. Rehman Journal of Health Sciences, 4(1), 49–53. Retrieved from http://rjhs.pk/index.php/rehman-journal-of-health-science/article/view/253