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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Seal that Heals

Roshni, Shiny Benjamin, Shamina Pradhan, Mohan T Nainan

Citation Information : R, Benjamin S, Pradhan S, Nainan MT. Seal that Heals. World J Dent 2012; 3 (3):243-246.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10015-1164

Published Online: 00-09-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Introduction

Dentinal hypersensitivity can be treated by dentinal tubule occlusion which prevents any stimuli from causing dentinal fluid movement. This in vitro study aims to compare the dentinal tubule occluding capability of four chemical compounds, a bonding agent, a compound of fluoride and hydroxyapatite, potassium oxalate gel and sodium fluoride varnish.

Materials and methods

Forty dentin samples were divided into four groups of 10 samples each. Group A (treated with Clearfil SE Bond), Group B (treated with Remin Pro), Group C (treated with Potassium Oxalate, Vi-sense,) and Group D (treated with Pro Fluoride varnish). The samples were treated with ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid (EDTA) gel prior to application of desensitizing agents to remove the smear layer and open the dentinal tubule orifice. Following the desensitizing treatment the specimens were washed and dehydrated using graded series of ethanol treatments (25, 50, 75, 90 and 100%). After each treatment tubule occlusion was analyzed by scanning electron microscope.

Results

Qualitative and quantitative analysis demonstrated potassium oxalate gel to cause maximum tubule occlusion followed by Remin Pro > Sodium fluoride varnish > Clearfil SE Bond.

Conclusion

Life expectancy is increasing and patients are retaining their natural teeth for a longer time due to effective treatment strategies. The results showed the potential use of these products as an effective means of tubule occlusion.

How to cite this article

Benjamin S, Roshni, Pradhan S, Nainan MT. Seal that Heals. World J Dent 2012;3(3):243-246.


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