Journal of the International Clinical Dental Research Organization

ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 42--47

Comparative evaluation of the effectiveness of the two herbal desensitizing toothpastes in the relief of dentinal hypersensitivity


Disha Bansal, Mrinalini Mahajan 
 Department of Dentistry, Shri Guru Ram Rai Institute of Medical and Health Sciences, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

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Dr. Disha Bansal
Department of Dentistry, Shri Guru Ram Rai Institute of Medical and Health Sciences, Dehradun, Uttarakhand
India

Background: Dentinal hypersensitivity is a sharp pricking pain occurring on exposure of the dentinal surface to the external stimuli such as hot, cold, air, tactile, and chemical. This study was conducted to compare the effectiveness of two herbal desensitizing pastes in the relief of dentinal hypersensitivity at different time intervals. Materials and Methods: Forty subjects (with two teeth per patient) were considered for this study and randomly divided into two groups: Group 1: Hiora K, herbal desensitizing toothpaste and Group 2: Dant Kanti medicated desensitizing toothpaste. Using tactile stimulus and air stimulus, the sensitivity scores were recorded on visual analog scale immediately, then at 2 weeks, and then at the end of 4 weeks and compared. Results: There was no significant difference in the distribution of tactile sensitivity score and air blast sensitivity score at baseline, immediately after application, after 2 weeks, and after 4 weeks between Groups 1 and 2. Statistical Analysis: Chi-square test was used for statistical analysis. Conclusion: Desensitizing pastes can be used as a safe, economical, and effective option in the management of dentinal hypersensitivity.


How to cite this article:
Bansal D, Mahajan M. Comparative evaluation of the effectiveness of the two herbal desensitizing toothpastes in the relief of dentinal hypersensitivity.J Int Clin Dent Res Organ 2021;13:42-47


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Bansal D, Mahajan M. Comparative evaluation of the effectiveness of the two herbal desensitizing toothpastes in the relief of dentinal hypersensitivity. J Int Clin Dent Res Organ [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Oct 20 ];13:42-47
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