Nikita Patil1*, Mala Dixit Baburaj2, Sandeep Pimpale3 and Shraddha Kode4
1Postgraduate Student, Department of Periodontics, Nair hospital Dental College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2Professor and Head, Department of Periodontics, Nair hospital Dental College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
3Assistant Professor, Department of Periodontics, Nair hospital Dental College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
4Postgraduate Student, Department of Periodontics, Nair hospital Dental College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
*Corresponding Author: Nikita Patil, Postgraduate Student, Department of Periodontics, Nair hospital Dental College, Mumbai,Maharashtra, India.
Received: July 24, 2018; Published: August 29, 2018
Citation: Rajesh Shah., et al. “Comparative Evaluation of the Efficacy of Milk vs Oxalate Containing Mouthwash (ListerineTM Advance Defense Sensitive Mouthwash Fresh Mint) on Occlusion of Dentinal Tubules Using SEM Analysis: An In Vitro Study". Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 2.9 (2018).
Dentinal hypersensitivity is a painful clinical condition, which is most commonly encountered in day to day practice. The prevalence of dentinal hypersensitivity increases drastically post periodontal therapy. To overcome the problem of dentinal hypersensitivity, various desensitization agents are used. The present in vitro study evaluates the ability of milk to overcome dentinal hypersensitivity by assessing tubular occlusion via Scanning Electron microscopy. The study was done on 40 extracted human teeth which were divided randomly to be immersed in study (Milk) and control (oxalate containing mouthwash) group for 10 min twice daily, for 15 days. Thereafter the samples were viewed under scanning electron microscope for tubular occlusion. Almost all the tubules (100%) were partially occluded in the study group; 85% of the tubules in the experimental group were completely obliterated. The results were statistically significant with p value < 0.05. Thus, an alternative can be thought of in the form of milk for dentinal hypersensitivity.
Keywords: Dentinal Hypersensitivity; Milk; Tubular Occlusion; SEM; Root Sensitivity; In Vitro
Copyright: © 2018 Rajesh Shah., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.