Dr. Ria Susan George, Dr. Jenny Susan Roy, Dr. Suneethi Margaret Dey, Dr. Nandini Manjunath


Background: Dentine hypersensitivity is a commonly encountered problem that is triggered by an external stimuli. Various treatment modalities have been proposed, amongst them desensitizing paste is used extensively.

Objective:  Main objective of the study was to compare the efficacy of three commercially available desensitizing tooth paste-Sequel F (R),Hiora  k (RVantej(R).

Materials and Methods:  30 subjects of dentin hypersensitivity were randomly selected  and  divided  into 3 groups ,desensitizing pastes were prescribed. Baseline values were recorded by tactile method and air blast test using visual analogue scale rating from 0-10. Efficacy was compared on baseline, 10 days and after 30 days.

Statistical  analysis: Wilcoxon singed rank test and  Kruskall  Wallis test was done to compare the efficacy  of sensitivity  reduction between the three groups  and during  different time interval (P value  was set at 0.05).

Results: Comparison of all the three pastes showed positive results within 30 days but Vantej (R) showed statistically significant changes within 10 days indicating that it had rapid action.

Conclusion: All the tooth paste have convincing evidence in reducing dentinal hypersensitivity. Long term studies to facilitate better understanding can be advocated in the future.


dentinal hypersensitivity, tooth paste, periodontal therapy, visual analogue scale, hydrodynamic theory.

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