Categorizing comparative influence of effectiveness of scalpel VS Electrocautery for corticotomy in orthodontic cases
Dr. Mariya Mujib, Dr. Raheel Nabi
Objective: Comprison of scalpel vs Electrocautery for corticotomy in facilitated orthodontic cases in terms of post opertive pain, healing, size of scar and post-operative complications. Study Design: Descriptive case series. Place and duration of study: The study will be conducted at General Hospital Dental Department from April 2018 to January 2019. Material and Methods: Sixty consecutive patients requiring intraoral incisions for corticotomy shall be randomly divided into two groups using split mouth technique of which all patients received scalpel incisions on one side whereas electrocautery incisions on the other side. Patients will be followed up for next 1 year at monthly intervals to check for pain levels, healing status evaluation, size of final scaring with both procedures and post-operative complications. Data will be recorded in specially made pro forma and analyzed using SPSS 20.0. Analysis included frequencies, mean ±standard deviation (SD) and Paired t test for comparing both groups. P-value <0.05 will be considered significant. Results: Results have established positive impact of Electrocautery incision in achieving better analgesic control, healing promotion, reduced scarring as well as decreased number of post-operative complications as compared to conventional scalpel method.
Dr. Mariya Mujib, Dr. Raheel Nabi. Categorizing comparative influence of effectiveness of scalpel VS Electrocautery for corticotomy in orthodontic cases. International Journal of Dental Sciences, Volume 1, Issue 4, 2019, Pages 15-17