Accession Number : ADA132490

Title :   Evaluation of a Glass Ionomer Restoration to Treat Hypersensitive Cervical Anatomic Deficiencies.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Personal Author(s) : Mandel,Edward B

PDF Url : ADA132490

Report Date : Mar 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 86

Abstract : The objective of the research will be to test the usefulness of a glass ionomer cement ot treat hypersensitive cervical anatomic deficiencies with a restorative material that required no tooth preparation for its application. Based on the findings of this study the following conclusions are made. 1. A glass ionomer cement used to restore sensitive cervical abrasion lesions provides a clinically significant reduction in sensitivity to tactile, air-stream, and cold and warm water stimuli. 2. Thermal stimuli in the form of an air-stream of cold water produces the greatest patient response. 3. Tactile stimuli in the form of toothbrushing elicted a less severe patient response than did the thermal stimuli. 4. A glass ionomer cement restoration is useful to treat hypersensitive cervical anatomic deficiencies.

Descriptors :   *Preventive dentistry, *Dental equipment, *Cements, *Glass, *Ionomers, Dentin, Sensitivity, Dental enamel, Abrasion, Replacement, Bonding, Deficiencies, Lesions, Touch, Stimuli

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
      Ceramics, Refractories and Glass

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE