Nanotechnology (Nanohydroxyapatite Crystals): Recent Advancement in Treatment of Dentinal Hypersensitivity
Somya Khetawat and Surendra Lodha*
Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Umrao Dental Care and Orthodontic Center, India
- Corresponding Author:
- Surendra Lodha
Department of Orthodontics andDentofacial Orthopedics
Private practice of orthodontics at 8A-26, Umrao Dental
Care and Orthodontic Center, R. C. Vyas Colony
Bhilwara, Rajasthan 311001 India
Tel: 01482 236 222;
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date:May 21, 2014 ; Accepted date: June 12, 2015 ; Published date: June 18, 2015
Citation: Khetawat S, Lodha S (2015) Nanotechnology (Nanohydroxyapatite Crystals): Recent Advancement in Treatment of Dentinal Hypersensitivity. J Interdiscipl Med Dent Sci 3:181. doi: 10.4172/2376-032X.1000181
Copyright: © 2015 Khetawat S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Dentinal hypersensitivity is often a chief concern among patients. A wide range of commercially available products for the treatment of dentinal hypersensitivity contain potassium, strontium, oxalates, fluoride salts and recently calcium sodium phosphosilicate and proarginine. More recently, the toothpastes containing carbonated hydroxyapatite nanocrystals are being studied. These have high reactivity by which they bind to enamel and dentine apatite producing a biomimetic coating on enamel, contrasting plaque formation. They also prevent tooth from decay, rebuild and revitalize the teeth and seal dentinal tubules, annulling hypersensitivity. In near future new products of this kind will be a breakthrough in the treatment of dentinal hypersensitivity.