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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 154-158

Comparative evaluation of desensitizing agent Vivasens and Laser for obliteration of dentinal tubules

1 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Maitri College of Dentistry and Research Centre, Anjora, Durg, Chhattisgarh, India
2 CDCRI, Sundara, Rajnandgaon, Chhattisgarh, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0970-7212.195437

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Introduction: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ability of desensitizing agents VivaSens and Laser (Diode) on dentinal tubule occlusion and its effectiveness over time using scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Materials and Methods: Twenty-two extracted human maxillary premolars were selected and grouped as follows: Group I: VivaSens (Ivoclar), Group II: Diode laser, and Group III: Control group. Teeth were embedded in plaster of Paris molds, and cavities of 2 mm depth and 3 mm width were prepared on a buccal surface at the cervical region. Ten specimens were coated with VivaSens (Ivoclar) and ten specimens were lased with Diode laser (i lase-Biolase) whereas two specimens remained as control. These specimens were examined under SEM to find the occluding ability of agents and also their efficacy with time. The statistical analysis was done using ANOVA, post hoc test, and Student's t-test. Results: Both VivaSens and Diode laser were equally effective in the obliteration of dentinal tubules just after application as well as after 15 days of treatment. No statistically significant difference was found between VivaSens and Laser groups. Conclusions: From the limitations of this study, it can be concluded that occlusion and narrowing of open dentinal tubules have been successfully achieved with both treatment approaches throughout the specific period.

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