SALIVARY PH CHANGES AFTER GIC RESTORATION ON DECIDUOUS TEETH

Chandra Nila Sukma, Sri Hartini Soemartono, Heriandi Sutadi

Abstract


Glass Ionomer Cement (GIC) is the most widely used material in pediatric dentistry. The purpose of this study was to analyze pH changes of saliva after GIC restoration on primary teeth. For this purpose, 20 primary canines which were restored with GIC 24 hours previously were plunged into 20 tubes containing each 1,5 ml pH 6,8 Fusayama artificial saliva and then stored in incubator at the temperature of 37°C. The pH changes were measured at 30, 60, and 90 minutes later with digital pH meter PH-201. It was revealed that the highest pH acceleration was at 30 minutes exposure an decrease thereafter and the lowest pH acceleration was at 90 minutes exposure. Statistical analysis was performed by Anova and Tukey HSD.

Keywords


Salivary pH changes; glass ionomer cement; primary teeth

DOI: https://doi/org/10.14693/jdi.v13i3.347

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