Vivek K. Aggarwal

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PURPOSE Few studies have comparatively evaluated the push-out bond strength of different calcium silicate-based materials (CSMs) used in furcal perforation repair. The objective of this in vitro study was to comparatively evaluate the push-out bond strength of commercially available CSMs used as furcation repair materials, in the presence of blood(More)
INTRODUCTION There is a decrease in the anesthetic efficacy of inferior alveolar nerve blocks in patients with irreversible pulpitis. It was hypothesized that the increasing the volume of anesthetic solution may improve the success rates of dental pulp anesthesia in patients with pulpal pain. METHODS Fifty-five adult volunteers, actively experiencing(More)
INTRODUCTION The inferior alveolar nerve block (IANB) has a poor success rate in patients with irreversible pulpitis. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of ketorolac and dexamethasone infiltration along with standard IANB on the success rate. METHODS Ninety-four adult volunteers who were actively experiencing pain participated in this(More)
Dentinal hypersensitivity (DH) is a common clinical condition usually associated with exposed dentinal surfaces. It can affect patients of any age group and most commonly affects the canines and premolars of both the arches. This article concisely reviews the patho-physiology, mechanism and clinical management of the DH. Treatment of DH should start with an(More)
AIMS This study evaluated the effect of 2% chlorhexidine cavity disinfectant on microleakage in class II cavities restored with light cured composites using a single bottle adhesive in an in vitro model. MATERIALS AND METHODS Proximal box cavities were prepared on mesial and distal surfaces of 40 non carious mandibular third molars, resulting in total of(More)
INTRODUCTION The success rate of inferior alveolar nerve block (IANB) decreases in patients with irreversible pulpitis. It was hypothesized that supplemental infiltration of lidocaine and articaine may improve the success rates. METHODS Eighty-four adult volunteers, actively experiencing pain, participated in this prospective, randomized, double-blinded(More)
OBJECTIVE Conventional inferior alveolar nerve block (IANB) has a poor success rate in inflamed pulps. Three alternative techniques of providing anesthesia to mandibular molars were evaluated and compared with conventional IANB. STUDY DESIGN Ninety-seven adult volunteer subjects, actively experiencing pain, participated in this prospective, randomized,(More)