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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 7-8

Effectiveness of sodium bicarbonate solution on dentinal hypersensitivity: A randomized controlled trial

1 Department of Public Health Dentistry, A.C.P.M. Dental College, Dhule, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Public Health Dentistry, V.Y.W.S. Dental College, Amravati, Maharashtra, India
3 Department of Orthopedics, N.K.P. Salve Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Arun Suresh Dodamani
Professor and HOD, Department of Public Health Dentistry, A. C. P. M. Dental College, Dhule, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijmo.ijmo_5_20

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Introduction: Dentinal hypersensitivity has been defined as a short, sharp pain arising from exposed dentine as a result of various stimuli such as heat, cold, chemical, or osmotic, that cannot be ascribed to any other pathology. Materials and Methods: The study was conducted among thirty individuals with mild-to-moderate dentinal hypersensitivity. Each participant in the study group was asked to rinse the mouth twice a day by sodium bicarbonate (SB) solution for 14 days and each participant in the control group was asked to rinse the mouth with Listerine sensitivity mouth rinse for 14 days. Dentinal hypersensitivity was evaluated by air blasting method and measured by Visual Analog Scale. Results: On comparison between the study and control groups, the hypersensitivity was comparatively more reduced in the control group by the 7th day, but by the 14th day, there was comparatively more reduction of hypersensitivity in the study group. Conclusion: The present study concludes that SB mouth rinse is effective in decreasing dentinal hypersensitivity.

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