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Indian J Dent Res. 2012 May-Jun;23(3):363-7. doi: 10.4103/0970-9290.102228.

Evaluation of the efficacy of a 5% calcium sodium phosphosilicate (Novamin) containing dentifrice for the relief of dentinal hypersensitivity: a clinical study.

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Department of Periodontics, Yenepoya Dental College, Mangalore, India.

Abstract

CONTEXT:

Dentinal hypersensitivity (DH) is a commonly encountered problem. Several products are used in management of DH with varying results. Need is felt in dentistry for a material that chemically reacts, physically occludes and adheres intimately to dentinal tubules to reduce the possibility of its recurrence. One such material is calcium sodium phosphosilicate-Novamin.

AIM:

To evaluate an efficacy of a 5% calcium sodium phosphosilicate (Novamin SHY NM) containing dentifrice compared to placebo for the relief of DH.

SETTINGS AND DESIGN:

Outpatients visiting Dept of Periodontics, Yenepoya Dental College with DH were deemed eligible for this case-control clinical trial after an informed consent.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

30 patients having at least 2 sensitive teeth with a VAS (Visual Analogue Scale) of >3 cm after air blast stimulation, qualified to participate in the study. Test (SHY NM toothpaste containing 5% calcium sodium phosphosilicate) and control (Pepsodent toothpaste without a desensitizing agent) groups, each containing 15 participants, were subjected to cold water and air blast stimulation for an assessment of DH at baseline, 6 th and 8 th week using VAS.

STATISTICAL ANALYSIS USED:

Unpaired t-test and repeated measures ANOVA.

RESULTS:

5% Novamin containing dentifrice significantly reduced DH within 6 th and 8 th week of usage when compared to a placebo dentifrice.

CONCLUSIONS:

A Novamin containing dentifrice significantly reduced DH when compared to a placebo dentifrice.

PMID:
23059574
DOI:
10.4103/0970-9290.102228
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