Journal of Dental Lasers

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 2--5

Comparative evaluation of a low-level laser and topical desensitizing agent for treating dentinal hypersensitivity: A randomized controlled trial


Shahnaz Nabi, Riyaz Farooq, Aamir Purra 
 Department of conservative dentistry and endodontics, Government dental college and hospital, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India

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Dr. Shahnaz Nabi
Department of conservative dentistry and endodontics, Government dental college and hospital Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
India

Aim: The aim of this study was to compare the effect of potassium nitrate topical desensitizing agent with low-level laser therapy for dentinal hypersensitivity. Materials and Methods: Sixty patients were recruited for the study. Patients were divided into three groups: group 1, low-level laser irradiation for dentinal hypersensitivity; group 2, 5% potassium nitrate toothpaste topically; and group 3, low-level laser irradiation plus 5% potassium nitrate. Results: Pain was significantly reduced postoperatively in all three groups. Best pain reduction was for the laser and potassium nitrate group. No significant difference was observed with combination of low-power laser and potassium nitrate. Conclusion: Potassium nitrate and low-level laser irradiation proved equally effective for reducing dentinal hypersensitivity in patients. No significant advantage was observed with laser and potassium nitrate combination.


How to cite this article:
Nabi S, Farooq R, Purra A. Comparative evaluation of a low-level laser and topical desensitizing agent for treating dentinal hypersensitivity: A randomized controlled trial.J Dent Lasers 2019;13:2-5


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Nabi S, Farooq R, Purra A. Comparative evaluation of a low-level laser and topical desensitizing agent for treating dentinal hypersensitivity: A randomized controlled trial. J Dent Lasers [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Nov 14 ];13:2-5
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