Comparison of the Effectiveness of Three Different Desensitizing Toothpastes in Reducing Dentin Hypersensitivity
Introduction: Dentin hypersensitivity has been defined as a short, sharp pain arising from exposed dentin as a result of various stimuli such as heat, cold, chemical, or osmotic, that cannot be ascribed to any other pathology. This study aimed to compare the effectiveness of three desensitizing toothpastes in the treatment of dentin hypersensitivity.
Methods: A total of 90 individuals were considered for this study and randomly divided into three groups, Group 1: treated with desensitizing paste containing potassium salt, Group 2: treated with herbal desensitizing toothpaste, and Group 3: treated with desensitizing paste containing 5% Novamin. Using air stimulus, the sensitivity scores were recorded on visual analog scale (VAS), at baseline, immediately after paste application, then at 2 weeks and compared by using one?way ANOVA test and post hoc Tukey’s test were used, and P ? 0.05 was considered statistically significant.
Results: There was a significant change in the VAS scores in Group 2 and Group 3 when compared to Group 1. There was a significant difference in the mean change in VAS score from baseline to after 2 weeks between Groups 1, 2, and 3.
Conclusion: Desensitizing toothpaste containing 5% Novamin was found to be the most effective followed by natural herbal toothpaste in the reduction of dentin hypersensitivity after a single application up to a period of 2 weeks as compared to potassium salt containing toothpaste.
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