International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2018, Vol. 4 Issue 4, Part E
Comparative evaluation of a low-level laser and topical desensitizing agent for treating dentinal hypersensitivity: A randomized controlled trial
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Shahnaz, Riyaz Farooq, Dr. Aamir Rashid Purra, Dr. Fayaz Ahmed Ahangar and Dr. Ajaz Masoodi
To compare the effect of potassium nitrate topical desensitizing agent with low level laser therapy for dentinal hypersensitivity.
Materials and Method: 60 patients were recruited for the study. Patients were divided into three groups.
Group 1: low level laser irradiation for dentinal hypersensitivity.
Group 2: 5% potassium nitrate toothpaste topically. Group 3: low level laser irradiation plus 5% potassium nitrate
Results: Pain was significantly reduced post operatively in all three groups. Best pain reduction was for the laser plus potassium nitrate group. No significant difference was observed with combination of low power laser and potassium nitrate combination.
Conclusion: Potassium nitrate and low level laser irradiation proved equally effective for reducing dentinal hypersensitivity in patients. No significant advantage was observed with laser and potassium nitrate combination.
Pages: 282-285 | 990 Views 12 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Shahnaz, Riyaz Farooq, Dr. Aamir Rashid Purra, Dr. Fayaz Ahmed Ahangar, Dr. Ajaz Masoodi. Comparative evaluation of a low-level laser and topical desensitizing agent for treating dentinal hypersensitivity: A randomized controlled trial. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2018;4(4):282-285.