The Prevalence of Overhanging Margins in Posterior Restorations and Associated Periodontal Attachment Loss in Jammu

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Satish Sharma
Nanika Mahajan
Bhanu Kotwal
Ritesh Gupta
Sharad Kharyal
Vinod Tomar

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Aim: The aim of the study is to find the prevalence of overhanging margins in posterior restorations and associated periodontal attachment loss in Jammu. Materials and Methods: A total of 139 subjects were selected based on the inclusion criteria. The selected subjects were evaluated for the overhanging margins of the restorations radiographically with the help of radiovisiography. The subjects with overhanging restorations were evaluated for the periodontal attachment loss with the help of WHO probe. Results: About 57.6% of the restored teeth had overhanging margins in comparison to the 42.4% of the posterior teeth without overhangs. The prevalence of restorations with overhanging margins on the distal aspect of the tooth was more in maxillary posterior teeth (65.3%), and molars (51.02%) are more commonly involved than premolars. However, the results were statistically insignificant. The mesial overhangs were associated with periodontal attachment loss <3 mm, whereas majority of distal overhangs showed a periodontal attachment loss of more than 3 mm, and the results were found to be statistically highly significant. Conclusion: The maxillary posterior teeth had more overhanging restorative margins which can be attributed to lack of accessibility and clinicians negligence toward the use of matrix bands and wedges

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Satish Sharma, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Dental Surgeon, Director Health Services Jammu,

Nanika Mahajan, Indira Gandhi Government Dental College, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Lecturer, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry,

Bhanu Kotwal, Indira Gandhi Government Dental College, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Lecturer, Department of Periodontics, 

Ritesh Gupta, Indira Gandhi Government Dental College, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Dental Surgeon, Department of Orthodontics, 

Sharad Kharyal, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Private Practitioner, Department of Orthodontics, Jammu, 

Vinod Tomar, Dadahu, Himachal Pradhesh, India

Medical Officer, Civil Hospital,