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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 779-785

Comparative evaluation of efficacy of diode laser and Clinpro XT varnish for treatment of dentin hypersensitivity: A randomized clinical trial

1 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, RKDF Dental College and Research Centre, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
2 Department of Leadership in Healthcare, Trinity Western University, Langley Township, British Columbia, Canada
3 Department of Dentistry, Murshidabad Medical College and Hospital, Berhampore, West Bengal, India
4 Department of Dentistry, Assam Medical College and Hospital, Dibrugarh, Assam, India

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Dr. Bhavika Alpesh Bhavsar
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, RKDF Dental College and Research Centre, Bhopal 462016, Madhya Pradesh.
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jispcd.JISPCD_356_20

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Context: Dentin hypersensitivity (DH) is a very common dilemma and often results in temporary relief by the conventional treatment method. An in vivo comparative study of various methods and materials helps in evaluation of a superior method to provide a long-lasting relief. Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of diode laser (DL) and Clinpro XT Varnish for managing DH. Materials and Methods: This study was a randomized, single-blinded, clinical trial, designed, adhering to the CONSORT (Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials) Guidelines using DL and fluoride-based varnish for managing DH. A total of 40 teeth were selected from eight patients and randomly divided into two groups. All patients received tactile and air syringe stimulus to assess for DH and a visual analog scale (VAS) was used to obtain readings at baseline, 15min, 1 week, and 3 weeks, posttreatment. Student’s t test was used, paired t test was for the intragroups, and unpaired t test was for intergroups. Results: This study showed that the effect of DL and Clinpro XT Varnish results in a significant decrease of DH. However, success decreased gradually over time. Conclusion: Clinpro XT Varnish presented superior immediate effect and DL effect tends to become better with time. Hence, both had good results in the end.

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