Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Other-00002093
Title: Effectiveness of acupuncture-induced anesthesia in controlling tooth hyperesthesia during tooth preparation
Category: Others ( DIT Related Science )
Section: Research Article
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    Dentine hypersensitivity is characterized by short, sharp pain arising from exposed dentin in response to stimuli. In this split-mouth randomized clinical study, we investigated acupuncture as an effective way of providing anesthesia to relieve dentinal hypersensitivity. A total of 15 patients, 20 bilateral maxillary and mandibular vital teeth (40 sites) indicated for tooth preparation, were selected for the study and randomly allocated to two groups, A and B. Patients in Group A underwent tooth preparation with acupuncture on the right side and with subperiosteal infiltration on the left side, while vice versa was followed for Group B. Following tooth preparation, patients interpreted their sensation during the procedure using the Heft–Parker VAS score. The result of the Mann–Whitney U-test showed that the two techniques had no statistical significant difference (P = 0.330, > 0.05). Hence, it was proved that both the techniques are equally effective in providing adequate anesthesia for tooth preparation.

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    Snigdha Sharma, M. Dhanraj, Ashish R. Jain*, P. Benita

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    Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Hospitals, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India


    *Corresponding author: Dr. Ashish R. Jain, Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Poonamalle High Road, Chennai - 600 127, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    Snigdha Sharma, M. Dhanraj, Ashish R. Jain*, P. Benita

    Title:Effectiveness of acupuncture-induced anesthesia in controlling tooth hyperesthesia during tooth preparation
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (Feb)
    Year:2018
    Page No: (124-131)
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    Methodology:Tooth preparation
    Research Materials:Dentin hypersensitivity

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Acupuncture Dentin hypersensitivity Subperiosteal infiltration Tooth preparation

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