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Effect of Desensitizing Patch for Dentin Hypersensitivity
Int J Clin Prev Dent 2018;14(1):65-72
Published online March 31, 2018;
© 2018 International Journal of Clinical Preventive Dentistry.

Su-Yeon Park1, Mi-Ra Lee2, Jin-Hee Won3

1GAON Dental Hospital, 2Department of Dental Hygiene, Baekseok Culture University, Cheonan, 3Department of Dental Hygiene, Chungbuk Health & Science University, Cheongju, Korea
Correspondence to: Jin-Hee Won 
Department of Dental Hygiene, Chungbuk Health & Science University, 10 Deogam-gil, Naesu-eup, Cheongwon-gu, Cheongju 28150, Korea. 
Tel: +82-43-210-8114, Fax: +82-2-6280-2468, E-mail: pposhasha77@
Received March 20, 2018; Revised March 22, 2018; Accepted March 23, 2018.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Objective: This study is to compare a new hyperesthesia reliever patch with other conventional ones in the market and thus to provide a preliminary support for potential commercialization of a convenient product. Methods: The sample includes 47 adults individuals who reported hypersensitivity teeth. We selected the most painful hypersensitivity teeth based upon self-reporting from the participants, checked their conditions in the eyes, and then implemented cold test and electric pulp tests. We conducted and recorded the test results four times−pre-patching, a day, three days, and six days after patching. On the sixth day, this study surveyed participant satisfaction.Results: We observed no statistically significant difference between groups in VRS score in the cold test. However, average score for the Experiment 2 declined similarly as that for the Positive Control Group did. In contrast to the prepatching period, the average score declined after the first day for the Experiment 2 and the Positive Control Group (p<0.05); it fell down after three days for the Experiment 1 (p<0.01).Conclusion: It is estimated that there are pain relieving effects in the Experiment 2 as in the Positive Control Group. In the future, we need to recruit more participants, expand the test duration, and run studies with placebos. Moreover, we need to investigate whether there are any differences between toothpastes, mouthwashes, and new patches under research for intraoral application with greater duration for earlier effectiveness.
Keywords : patch type, dentin hypersensitivity, dentin desensitizing agents
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