COMPARATIVE EVALUATION OF THE EFFICACY OF DIODE LASER, GLUMA DESENSITIZER AND DESENSITIZING MOUTH RINSE IN THE TREATMENT OF DENTINE HYPERSENSITIVITY – CLINICAL STUDY
Keywords:dentine hypersensitivity, desensitizing agent, diode laser, laser therapy, Gluma Desensitizer, mouth rinses
Introduction: Dentine hypersensitivity is characterized by acute, sharp pain arising from the exposed dentine, most commonly in response to thermal, tactile, or chemical stimuli, and which cannot be linked to any other pathological changes in the tooth or the environment. Therapy uses various impregnating agents in the form of solutions or gels and, in more recent times, lasers. Gluma Desensitizer, Desensitizing mouthrinse has been used previously in a dentifrice or gel to alleviate dentinal hypersensitivity.
Aim: To compare the efficacy of Diode laser, Gluma desensitizer and desensitizing mouth rinse in the treatment of dentine hypersensitivity.
Materials and Methods: The study contained 60 individuals (42 males and 18 females) of dentinal hypersensitivity. There were three groups in the study i.e., patients treated with laser, Gluma Desensitizer and Desensitizing mouth rinse. Before starting any treatment, the hypersensitivity was checked with the help of cold air blast and probe test according to VAS (Visual analog scale) the responses were evaluated from the patients.
Results: Group I (Laser) showing the highly significant results compared to group 2 (Gluma desensitizer) and group 3 desensitizing mouth rinse (3% Potassium Nitrate) in decreasing the dentinal hypersensitivity.
Keywords: dentine hypersensitivity, desensitizing agent, diode laser, laser therapy. Gluma Desensitizer; mouth rinses
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