Post-Operative Sensitivity In Posterior Composite Resin Restorations Using Etch And Rinse Versus Self-Etch Adhesive Systems

  • Hira Altaf Keen, BDS, FCPS Fatima Memorial Hospital, Lahore
  • Saroosh Ehsan, BDS, FCPS, ICMT Fatima Memorial Hospital, Lahore
  • Zehra Abbas, BDS, FCPS Fatima Memorial Hospital, Lahore
  • Haris Naeem Qureshi, BDS, FCPS
  • Muhammad Usman Khattak, BDS, FCPS
Keywords: Resin composite, restoration, dental adhesives, post operative sensitivity



The objective of this study was to compare the frequency of post-operative sensitivity (POS) using two-step etch and rinse versus one step self-etch adhesives.


This study was carried out in the Operative Dentistry Department, Fatima Memorial Hospital College of Medicine and Dentistry, Lahore and it was completed in 18 months from Feburary 2020 to August 2021 after approval of synopsis.

A total of 60 patients presenting with carious lesions in maxillary and mandibular posterior teeth excluding third molars were part of this study. Patients were divided into two groups of 30 patients each. Restoration of group A was performed using Excite (Ivoclar Vivadent, Schaan, Liechtenstein) in etch and rinse technique and restoration of group B was performed using Xeno III (Dentsply, Ballaigues, Suíça)  in self-etch adhesive technique.


The results of this study showed that there is no significant difference in the frequency of POS in etch and rinse vs self-etch adhesive groups based on gender, age groups and educational status.


Composite restoration done using self-etch adhesive has similar results in terms of POS in comparison to restorations done using etch and rinse adhesive.


Resin composite, restoration, dental adhesives, post operative sensitivity


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Keen, H., Ehsan, S., Abbas, Z., Qureshi, H., & Khattak, M. (2023). Post-Operative Sensitivity In Posterior Composite Resin Restorations Using Etch And Rinse Versus Self-Etch Adhesive Systems. Annals of Jinnah Sindh Medical University, 9(2), 56-60. Retrieved from
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