Journal of Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 24--28

Comparative assessment of effectiveness of Biomin, NovaMin, herbal, and potassium nitrate desensitizing agents in the treatment of hypersensitive teeth: A clinical study


Guntakala Vikram Reddy1, Jayaprada Reddy Surakanti2, Harikumar Vemisetty2, Suryasowjanya Doranala2, Jayasree Reddy Hanumanpally2, Suryakanth Malgikar1 
1 Department of Periodontics, Kamineni Institute of Dental Sciences, Narketpally, Nalgonda, Telangana, India
2 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Kamineni Institute of Dental Sciences, Narketpally, Nalgonda, Telangana, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Jayaprada Reddy Surakanti
Dentistry and Endodontics, Kamineni Institute of Dental Sciences, Narketpally, Nalgonda - 508 254, Telangana
India

Aim and Objectives: To compare the efficacy of four commercially available toothpastes in the treatment of dentinal hypersensitivity (DH). Materials and Methods: In a single-centered clinical trial, a total of 160 subjects were divided equally into four groups: group 1 – a toothpaste containing 5% fluoro calcium sodium phosphosilicate with fused silica (Biomin); group 2 – a toothpaste containing 5% CSPS (NovaMin); group 3 – herbal formulation; and group 4 – a toothpaste containing 5% potassium nitrate. The patient's DH scores for tactile, evaporative stimuli were recorded on a visual analog scale at baseline, 2 weeks, and at the end of 4 weeks. Results: All the four desensitizing toothpastes containing different active agents were effective in relieving DH. However, the Biomin group showed a better clinical response at the end of 4 weeks when compared with others. Conclusion: The Biomin group showed significantly better results compared with either NovaMin, herbal, and potassium nitrate toothpastes in the treatment of dental hypersensitivity symptoms.


How to cite this article:
Reddy GV, Surakanti JR, Vemisetty H, Doranala S, Hanumanpally JR, Malgikar S. Comparative assessment of effectiveness of Biomin, NovaMin, herbal, and potassium nitrate desensitizing agents in the treatment of hypersensitive teeth: A clinical study.J NTR Univ Health Sci 2019;8:24-28


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Reddy GV, Surakanti JR, Vemisetty H, Doranala S, Hanumanpally JR, Malgikar S. Comparative assessment of effectiveness of Biomin, NovaMin, herbal, and potassium nitrate desensitizing agents in the treatment of hypersensitive teeth: A clinical study. J NTR Univ Health Sci [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 May 26 ];8:24-28
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