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Srivastava S, Sharma H, Tandon P, Jain N, Singh H, Ambesh S. Comparative Evaluation of the Outcome of Diode Laser 810 nm with 8% Arginine and Calcium Carbonate for the Management of Dentinal Hypersensitivity. World J Dent 2022; 13 (4):348-352.
Aim: To compare and evaluate the adequacy of diode laser 810 nm, and 8% arginine with calcium carbonate (8% ACC) paste form (Pro-Argin™) for the management of dentinal hypersensitivity (DH).
Materials and methods: Sixty-six patients contributing a total of 264 teeth severe hypersensitivity were randomly divided into three groups: group I: (n = 22) treated with 8% ACC paste form, group II: (n = 22) treated with diode laser 810 nm in contact mode, and group III: (n = 22) 8% ACC paste combination with diode laser 810 nm in contact mode. Tactile stimuli response was measured with visual analog scale (VAS) and air blast stimulation was measured by Schiff cold air sensitivity scale (SCASS) baseline, 15 minutes postapplication, 15 and 30 days post-therapy.
Results: Significant reduction was noted in all groups in relation to VAS and SCASS scores (p-value < 0.001) on 15th day and 30th day. However, intergroup comparison revealed that the use of 8% ACC in combination with diode laser 810 nm in contact showed statistically significant decrease in sensitivity (p < 0.001) when compared to 8% ACC form and diode laser alone.
Conclusion: The adjunctive utilization of diode laser 810 nm with 8% ACC shows a promising treatment alternative in alleviating DH.
Clinical significance: Diode laser showed an immediate effect in combination with 8% ACC in the treatment of DH and the application or advising the same in people with DH will help in relieving their symptoms and will lead to better quality of life on a daily basis.
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