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Harsukh Educational Charitable Society International Journal of Community Health and Medical Research

Volume 5 Issue 4 Oct-Dec 2019

Original Articles

To Determine Pulpal Sensory Thresholds In Human Teeth With Different Conducting Media
Pinky Singh, Kanwardeep Singh Sohi

Background: Dental pulp tests are investigations that provide valuable diagnostic and treatment planning information to the dental clinician. The present study was conducted to determine pulpal sensory thresholds in human teeth with different conducting media. Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted on 50 maxillary central incisors. The three conducting media tested were gel based product Lox 2% Jelly and toothpastes- Sensodyne Repair and Protect & Meswak. The media were used in random order and each medium was tested twice on the tooth with 1 minute interval. The mean of the two threshold values for each conducting medium and the VAS scores were recorded. Results: In lox 2% jelly, 2% lidocaine was active ingredients, in sensodyne repair and protect toothpaste, Calcium sodium phosphosilicate (NovaminTM) Sodium monofluorophosphate was active ingredients and Meswak Toothpaste, Salvadorapersica extract was used. Sensory threshold in group I was 0.612 μA, in group II was 0.91 μA and in group III was 1.04 μA. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). The mean VAS score in group I was 5.12, in group II was 5.24 and in group III was 5.88. The difference was non- significant (P> 0.05). Conclusion: Authors found that Lignox 2% Gel proved to be superior to toothpaste when used as a conducting medium for EPT.

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