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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 19  |  Page : 1-6

Evaluation of the efficacy of two desensitising products among 20 - 40 year old people- A parallel designed randomized control Trial


1 Senior lecturer, Department of Public Health Dentistry, SIBAR Institute of Dental Sciences, Takkellapadu, Guntur, India
2 Professor & Head, Department of Public Health Dentistry, SIBAR Institute of Dental Sciences, Takkellapadu, Guntur, India
3 Professor, Department of Public Health Dentistry, SIBAR Institute of Dental Sciences, Takkellapadu, Guntur, India

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T Devaki
Senior lecturer, Department of Public Health Dentistry, SIBAR Institute of Dental Sciences, Takkellapadu, Guntur
India
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Introduction: Dental hypersensitivity may be defined as pain arising from exposed dentin typically in response to tactile, thermal, chemical or osmotic stimuli that cannot be explained as arising from any other form of dental defect or pathology. Objectives: To evaluate of the efficacy of two desensitizing products among 20-40 year old people. Material and methods: A randomized, double blind, parallel bench mark controlled study was conducted on 60 subjects. The cases were randomly assigned to test and control groups. The test group was instructed to use the test tooth paste containing Arginine Bicarbonate and control group a tooth paste containing Potassium Nitrate for a period of 6 weeks. The hypersensitivity levels were measured with verbal rating scale. Results: The results indicated that both the test as well as the control toothpastes was effective in alleviating dentinal hypersensitivity as well as reducing gingivitis. However, the test toothpaste was superior in alleviation of dentinal hypersensitivity. Conclusion: Dental Hypersensitivity is diagnosed after elimination of other possible causes of the pain. Desensitizing treatment should be delivered systematically, beginning with prevention and at-home treatments. The latter may be supplemented with in-office modalities.


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