Occlusion of dentinal tubules with ammonium hexafluorosilicate for treatment of dentin hypersensitivity

T. Suge, A. Kawasaki, K. Ishikawa, T. Matsuo

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The possibility of using ammonium hexafluorosilicate for the treatment of dentin hypersensitivity was investigated. The occluding ability of dentinal tubules with ammonium hexafluorosilicate was evaluated in vitro using human extracted teeth. Scanning electron microscopy revealed that dentinal tubules were occluded homogeneously with precipitate after treatment with ammonium hexafluorosilicate. It was found that the amount of the precipitate formed in dentinal tubules was slightly smaller when the dentinal tubules were enlarged with 6% or 50% citric acid when compared with other groups.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress - Sydney, Australia
Duration: May 17 2004May 21 2004

Publication series

NameTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress


OtherTransactions - 7th World Biomaterials Congress

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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