Evaluation of efficacy of Sofscale. A clinical and SEM study.

C. Koshy, B. R. Varma, K. M. Bhat

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Efficacy of Sofscale in the case of removal of calculus from the root surface as claimed by manufacturers was evaluated in the present study. 32 patients suffering from chronic periodontitis, having calculus deposits in the lower incisors were selected for the study. A double blind study was conducted to evaluate the ease with which calculus could be removed. In the second part of study, a SEM study of the root surface subjected to root planing alone and root planing after application of Sofscale was done to see whether any remnants of calculus was left behind. In the double blind study conducted on 32 patients, it was found in 21 patients, calculus could be removed with greater ease and less time in experimental area compared to the control. 17 patients were able to correctly identify the product side as easier to Sofscale. Patients did not complain of increased sensitivity of teeth or discomfort following application of Sofscale. Under SEM the root surface after root planing showed the presence of smear layer whereas after Sofscale application root surface appeared devoid of smear layer. No other significant difference were noticed between the root surfaces.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-67
Number of pages5
JournalIndian journal of dental research : official publication of Indian Society for Dental Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-04-1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dentistry(all)


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