Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2017, Volume: 10, Issue: 26, Pages: 1-13
M . K. Omnia Magdy*, Mohamed R. Farid and Rasha Raafat
*Author for correspondence
M . K. Omnia Magdy
Conservative Dentistry Department, Faculty of Dentistry, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt; [email protected]
Objectives: To compare the clinical performance of the different capping materials and calcium hydroxide in deep carious lesions. Methodology: Fourteen studies are obtained from the data base search in 4 different data base after eligibility criteria, this studies was eight of high quality, three of medium quality and two of low quality of evidence. Finding: Only three studies are included in the Meta analysis as they are equal in the follow up time, the comparator, intervention and outcome. The rest of the studies have different criteria with different outcome assessment. Conclusion: The I² statistic = 94% (p-value < 0.01) indicating considerable heterogeneity in the results, which means that the results are inconclusive. Therefore, it is recommended to further investigate the difference in treatment effects between glass ionomer and calcium hydroxide cements.
Keywords: Calcium Hydroxide, Deep Carious Lesions, Glass Ionomer, Indirect Pulp Capping, Systematic Review
Subscribe now for latest articles and news.