Comparison of the effect of GC tooth mousse and fluoride varnish on dentin hypersensitivity reduction.

  • Ammarah Afreen Watim Dental College, Rawalpindi.
  • Sabah Shahzad Kiani Lahore Medical and dental College Lahore.
  • Zarah Afreen Watim Dental College, Rawalpindi.
  • Sadia Daaniyal Watim Dental College, Rawalpindi.
  • Eruj Shuja Watim Dental College, Rawalpindi.                
  • Gulmina Saeed Orakzai Watim Dental College, Rawalpindi.
Keywords: Cervical Lesions, Caries, Dentin Hypersensitivity, Fluoride Varnish, GC Tooth Mousse

Abstract

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.

Author Biographies

Ammarah Afreen, Watim Dental College, Rawalpindi.

BDS, FCPS

Assistant Professor Operative Dentistry

Sabah Shahzad Kiani, Lahore Medical and dental College Lahore.

BDS

Post-graduate Resident Operative Dentistry

Zarah Afreen, Watim Dental College, Rawalpindi.

BDS, FCPS        

Assistant Professor Prosthodontics

Sadia Daaniyal, Watim Dental College, Rawalpindi.

BDS, MCPS

Senior Registrar Prosthodontics  

Eruj Shuja, Watim Dental College, Rawalpindi.                

BDS, FCPS        

Assistant Professor Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Gulmina Saeed Orakzai, Watim Dental College, Rawalpindi.

BDS, M.Phil

Assistant Professor Oral Pathology

Published
2021-04-10