Abstract: In recent studies, sealing of exposed dentinal tubules is generally considered as one of the most effective strategies to treat dentin hypersensitivity. Mesoporous bioactive glass (MBG) is a potential material for treating dentin hypersensitivity due to its highly specific areas for dissolution and re-precipitated reaction for reduction in dentin permeability. The groups of commercial products of PerioGlas®, synthetic MBG and MBG without phosphorus (MBGNP) were compared. The MBG and MBGNP powders were prepared by the sol-gel method and mixed with different calculated ratios of phosphoric acid (PA) and then was brushed onto dentin surfaces. We used X-ray diffractometer (XRD), scanning electronic microscope (SEM), and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) to investigate the physiochemistry and the occlusion ability of dentinal tubules. The results showed that MBG paste mixed with PA solution has a better ability for occluding dentinal tubules than MBGNP; it has a short reaction time and good operability. The major crystallite phase of MBG agents was monocalcium phosphate monohydrate [Ca(H2PO4)2·H2O] in the early stages of the reactions. MBG pastes that were mixed with 30% and 40% PA had the ability to create excellent penetration depth greater than 80 μm. These agents have the potential to treat dentin hypersensitivity.
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Chen, W.-C.; Chen, C.-H.; Kung, J.-C.; Hsiao, Y.-C.; Shih, C.-J.; Chien, C.-S. Phosphorus Effects of Mesoporous Bioactive Glass on Occlude Exposed Dentin. Materials 2013, 6, 5335-5351.
Chen W-C, Chen C-H, Kung J-C, Hsiao Y-C, Shih C-J, Chien C-S. Phosphorus Effects of Mesoporous Bioactive Glass on Occlude Exposed Dentin. Materials. 2013; 6(11):5335-5351.
Chen, Wen-Cheng; Chen, Cheng-Hwei; Kung, Jung-Chang; Hsiao, Yu-Cheng; Shih, Chi-Jen; Chien, Chi-Sheng. 2013. "Phosphorus Effects of Mesoporous Bioactive Glass on Occlude Exposed Dentin." Materials 6, no. 11: 5335-5351.