Dentinal tubule occluding effect of a herbal tooth paste – An invitro scanning electron microscopy analysis

Authors : Jasjit Kaur, Jasjit Kaur, Rahul Paul, Rahul Paul, Kirti Rathee, Kirti Rathee, Geetika Arora, Geetika Arora

DOI : 10.18231/j.ijohd.2020.024

Volume : 6

Issue : 2

Year : 2020

Page No : 107-109

Aim: To evaluate the effects of an herbal desensitizing dentifrice on dentinal tubule occlusion by scanning
electron microscopy (SEM).
Materials and Methods: 10 dentine blocks were prepared from the cervical region measuring 2mm×1.5
×1.5 mm, was etched with 6% citric acid for 2 minutes, rinsed in distilled water and were dessicated.
Results: All the groups excluding control showed complete occlusion of dentinal tubule on the 30th and
45th day.
Conclusion: As the Herbal toothpaste used in this study occluded the dentinal tubules seen through
scanning electron microscopy, it is found to be useful for the treatment of dentine hypersensitivity.

Keywords: Dentinal tubule, Herbal, Scanning electron microscope, Toothpaste.

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