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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 427-432

A comparative scanning electron microscopic analysis of the effect of QMix® and SofScale as an adjunct to scaling and root planing on periodontally compromised root surfaces: An in vitro study


Department of Periodontology, K.M. Shah Dental College and Hospital, Vadodara, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
Neeraj C Deshpande
K.M. Shah Dental College and Hospital, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth, Piparia, Waghodia, Vadodara, Gujarat
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ccd.ccd_539_17

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Aim: This study aimed to comparatively analyze, under scanning electron microscope (SEM), the effect of the use of QMix® and SofScale as an adjunct to scaling and root planing (SRP) on periodontally compromised root surfaces. Settings and Design: This study was carried out in K. M. Shah Dental College and Hospital, Vadodara. Methodology: This was a single-blinded in vitro study which compared QMix® and SofScale as an adjunct to SRP on periodontally compromised root surfaces under SEM. Statistical Analysis Used: Statistical analysis was done using a nonparametric Mann–Whitney U-test to test the null hypothesis that there is no difference between the test and control groups. Results: The sum of ranks for QMix® was 306.50 and the sum of ranks for SofScale was 513.50. The group which was treated with QMix® showed statistically significant results (P = 0.004) as compared to group which was treated with SofScale.Conclusion: Comparative analysis showed that QMix® had significantly better smear layer removal ability as compared to SofScale. However, uniform root surface was achieved with both QMix® and SofScale.


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