Objectives: The primary objective of this study was to investigate the effectiveness in reducing dentin hypersensitivity in noncarious cervical lesions (NCCLs) by home-based desensitizing toothpaste (TP), in-office Gluma desensitizer application, and resin-modified glass-ionomer cement (RMGIC) restoration. The secondary objective was to evaluate the long-term outcome of the? glass-ionomer cement restoration following the application of bioactive glass-containing desensitizer TP. Materials and Methods: A total of 73 patients or 151 teeth were included in the study and randomly allotted to one of the four different treatment groups. Pre- and postoperative symptom and air-blast/tactile sensitivity scores were recorded for statistical analysis. Postoperative sensitivity was analyzed at 1, 4, and 12 weeks after treatment. Nonparametric statistical tests were employed. Results: Kruskal-Wallis test noted a significant reduction in postoperative sensitivity at all time periods with the RMGIC group compared to other treatment options. Significantly higher patient dropout was observed in desensitizing TP regimen. Conclusions: This interim 12-week report on dentin hypersensitivity management of NCCLs concludes that resin-modified glass-ionomer restoration was able to achieve a significant instant reduction in sensitivity and patient satisfaction compared to other noninvasive at-home and in-office procedures. Clinical relevance: This interim 12-week report on dentin hypersensitivity management of noncarious cervical lesions concludes that resin-modified glass-ionomer restoration was able to achieve a significant reduction in sensitivity, and patient satisfaction was higher compared to other noninvasive at-home and in-office procedures.
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