Comparison of the effect of GC tooth mousse and fluoride varnish on dentin hypersensitivity reduction.
Objective: To compare the mean dentin hypersensitivity after using GC tooth mousse versus fluoride varnish in patients with dentinal hypersensitivity due to non-carious cervical lesions. Study Design: Randomized Control Trial. Setting: Watim Dental College, Rawalpindi. Period: February to August 2019. Material & Methods: A total number of 166 patients were enrolled in the study. Informed consent and demographic information were taken. The subjects were randomized by using random number table to minimize bias. Patients were divided into 2 groups. Fluoride varnish (group 1) which is the control group and GC Tooth Mousse which is group 2, both were used 3 times in the first day during the first week. On follow up the tooth sensitivity was noted. The follow up appointment to measure the level of dentinal hypersensitivity was done after the given treatment on the 7th day of the first week. For measuring the dentin hypersensitivity, the Visual Analogue Scale was used. The data that was collected was entered and 1 then it was analyzed on SPSS version 21. Results: In this study mean age of the fluoride varnish group patients was 44.14±8.95 years, in GC tooth mousse group patients was 44.24±9.04 years. The mean pain score of fluoride varnish group patients was 1.98±1.43 while in GC Tooth Mousse paste group patients was 2.39±1.21 (p-value=0.048). Conclusion: Fluoride varnish group showed significantly lower mean dentin hypersensitivity than to GC tooth mousse group in patients with dentinal hypersensitivity with caries free cervical lesions.