Clinical evaluation of two desensitizing agents for use under Class 5 silver amalgam restorations.

R. S. Schwartz, L. J. Conn, C. W. Haveman

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Abstract

STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: Postoperative sensitivity is sometimes reported to be a clinical problem after placement of silver amalgam restorations. PURPOSE: This study compared postoperative sensitivity of Class 5 caries restored with amalgam restorations and Copalite or DentinBloc cavity liners. MATERIAL and METHODS: At least 1 pair of amalgam restorations were placed in each of 16 patients and tested for sensitivity at 5 time periods. RESULTS: Sensitivity was significantly less with DentinBloc cavity liner (P < .05) at 24 hours, and 2 and 4 weeks. There was a directional but nonsignificant effect (P > .05) in favor of DentinBloc cavity liner at 1 and 16 weeks. CONCLUSION: DentinBloc cavity liner was more effective than Copalite cavity liner in reducing sort term postoperative sensitivity for amalgam restorations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)269-273
Number of pages5
JournalThe Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
Volume80
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery

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