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Issue 73, 2016, Issue in Progress
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Enhancing the efficiency of desensitizing agents with shockwave treatment – a new paradigm in dentinal hypersensitivity management

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Abstract

Dentine sensitivity, characterised by a sharp dental pain is experienced by the population globally. Desensitizing toothpastes are prescribed to treat dentine hypersensitivity. These agents occlude the exposed dentine tubules thereby reducing fluid movement although the effect is not long lived. We have developed a novel system which uses micro-shockwaves in combination with commercially available desensitizing toothpastes to efficiently treat hypersensitivity. This method of treating hypersensitivity strongly blocks dentinal tubules making it resistant to erosion even by acid challenge. We, thus, report a novel method to manage hypersensitivity using the most minimally invasive technique which is potentially translatable to clinics.

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Submitted
12 May 2016
Accepted
06 Jul 2016
First published
15 Jul 2016

RSC Adv., 2016,6, 68973-68978
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Paper

Enhancing the efficiency of desensitizing agents with shockwave treatment – a new paradigm in dentinal hypersensitivity management

A. Datey, C. S. Adeeb Thaha, S. R. Patil, J. Gopalan and D. Chakravortty, RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 68973
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA12342B

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