Assessment of the acid resistance behaviour of dentin tubules occluded by different desensitizers
Aim: To evaluate the efficacy of in-office and home-based products in the prevention of dentinal hypersensitivity on dentin discs.
Methodology: Ninety-six dentin disc samples of 1 mm were divided equally into six groups as follows: TeethmateTM, Smartprotect®, novamin®, Arginine calcium carbonate, potassium oxalate with rinse and saline (control). After acid etching, test agents were applied, and eight samples in each group were subjected to citric acid. SEM examination (3000x) and statistical analysis were carried out.
Results: Before citric acid challenge, novamin® and teethmate had superiority when compared to others (p<0.001), but there was no a statistical difference between novamin® and teethmate. After citric acid challenge, teethmate and smartprotect showed resistance on occluded tubules. The decreasing in the level of occluded tubules in novamin® group was statistically significant (p<0.05). In-office products including teethmate and smartprotect were found more successful compared to home-based products. Smartprotect resisted against to citric acid (0.506).
Conclusion: Novamin® showed a successful occlusion in all tubules before acid challenge whereas; it was the most unsuccessful group after acid challenge when compared to other agents. In-office agents were found to be more successful in reducing dentine permeability than home-care products. In-office agents showed more resistance to acid attacks. Further studies are needed to assess the efficacy of desensitizer agents.
How to cite this article:
Karayürek F, Arpağ OF. Assessment of the acid resistance behaviour of dentin tubules occluded by different desensitizers. Int Dent Res 2020;10(3):80-9. https://doi.org/10.5577/intdentres.2020.vol10.no3.3
Linguistic Revision: The English in this manuscript has been checked by at least two professional editors, both native speakers of English.
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