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International Journal of Applied Research

Vol. 7, Issue 11, Part A (2021)

Comparative efficacy of diode laser, Iontophoresis and desensitizing agent in the treatment of dentinal hypersensitivity: A randomized clinical trial

Author(s)
Dr. Aditi A Wargantiwar, Dr. Nikesh Moolya, Dr. Nilima Rajhans and Dr. Supriya Vyavahare
Abstract
Aim: The aim of this randomized clinical trial was to evaluate and compare the clinical efficacy of diode laser in combination with topical Potassium nitrate (KNO3) gel, Iontophoresis and KNO3 topical gel alone in the treatment of dentinal Hypersensitivity.
Materials and Methods: 30 systemically healthy patients with Dentinal Hypersensitivity were enrolled in the randomized clinical trial. The patients with dentinal hypersensitivity were randomly allocated into 3groups: Group I was treated with diode laser and KNO3 gel; Group II with Iontophoresis using Sodium Fluoride (NaF) gel and Group III was treated with KNO3 topical gel alone. Sensitivity was recorded using the verbal rating scale before treatment, 10 min after treatment and 7, 15 and 21 days post therapy.
Results: The mean difference among three groups showed a maximum reduction (-1.100) of dentinal hypersensitivity in group I as compared to group III and group II (-.300) after 15 days. On comparison of group II and group III, it showed reduction (-.800) of dentinal hypersensitivity after 15 days. A statistically significant difference was observed among all the three groups. All the groups showed significant reduction in Dentinal Hypersensitivity. However, the use of diode laser with KNO3 gel showed statistically significant reduction in sensitivity (P < 0.05) when compared to Iontophoresis and KNO3 topical gel alone
Pages: 41-47  |  153 Views  11 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Aditi A Wargantiwar, Dr. Nikesh Moolya, Dr. Nilima Rajhans, Dr. Supriya Vyavahare. Comparative efficacy of diode laser, Iontophoresis and desensitizing agent in the treatment of dentinal hypersensitivity: A randomized clinical trial. Int J Appl Res 2021;7(11):41-47. DOI: 10.22271/allresearch.2021.v7.i11a.9098
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