Iontophoresis and topical application of 8% arginine-calcium carbonate to treat dentinal hypersensitivity

Kumar, Santosh and Gupta, Kanishk and Guddattu, Vasudeva (2018) Iontophoresis and topical application of 8% arginine-calcium carbonate to treat dentinal hypersensitivity. Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice, 21 (8). pp. 1029-1033. ISSN 1119-3077

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Abstract

AIM AND OBJECTIVES:The aim and the objectives were. (1) to assess the efficacy of a desensitizing toothpaste containing 8.0% arginine-calcium carbonate (Colgate® Sensitive Pro-Relief™), (2) to assess the efficacy of a desensitizing toothpaste containing 8.0% arginine-calcium carbonate (Colgate® Sensitive Pro-Relief™) used in combination with iontophoresis, and (3) to compare the effectiveness of the above methods.SUBJECTS AND METHODS:Two groups of 40 patients each having dentinal hypersensitivity were treated using 8% proarginine and iontophoresis. The patients were recalled after 1, 2, and 4 weeks. The scores were tabulated and the results were analyzed using SPSS statistical software.RESULTS:Visual analog scale between the two groups showed a significant difference from the 1st week till the 4th week. ANOVA values showed the reduction in the dentinal hypersensitivity in Group 2 using the iontophoresis along with the 8.0% arginine-calcium carbonate toothpaste. The Cochran-Mantel-Haenszel correlation test of the Schiff's dentinal hypersensitivity cross- abulation showed P < 0.001 which was statistically significant reduction after the 4th week following the application of 8.0% arginine-calcium carbonate along with iontophoresis.CONCLUSION:Iontophoresis, when used along with Colgate® Sensitive Pro-Relief™ toothpaste, can provide additional benefit as this provides a better sealing effect.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Arginine; Calcium carbonate; Dentin hypersensitivity; Iontophoresis
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Periodontology
Departments at MU > Statistics
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2018 06:04
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2018 06:04
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/151784

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