Table 2

Baseline characteristics of the teeth in both groups

SE
(n=66)
SW
(n=66)
Age (years)
 Mean (SD)29.9 (7.5)28.6 (6.1)
Gender (n (%))
 Male23 (34.8)18 (27.3)
 Female43 (65.2)48 (72.7)
Arch (n (%))
 Upper arch32 (48.5)23 (34.8)
 Lower arch34 (51.5)43 (65.2)
Tooth type (n (%))
 Premolars31 (47.0)27 (40.9)
 Molars35 (53.0)39 (59.1)
Number of surfaces (n (%))
 One surface21 (31.8)26 (39.4)
 Multi-surface45 (68.2)40 (60.6)
  • SE, selective; SW, stepwise carious tissue removal. No significant differences were observed (p>0.05).