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

Datey, Akshay and Thaha, Adeeb CS and Patil, Sudhir R and Gopalan, Jagadeesh and Chakravortty, Dipshikha (2016) Enhancing the efficiency of desensitizing agents with shockwave treatment - a new paradigm in dentinal hypersensitivity management. In: RSC ADVANCES, 6 (73). pp. 68973-68978.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/c6ra12342b

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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Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the ROYAL SOC CHEMISTRY, THOMAS GRAHAM HOUSE, SCIENCE PARK, MILTON RD, CAMBRIDGE CB4 0WF, CAMBS, ENGLAND
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Microbiology & Cell Biology
Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering (Formerly, Aeronautical Engineering)
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2016 07:30
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2016 07:30
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/54959

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