DENTINE HYPERSENSITIVITY: REAL OR IMAGINED

Shakeerah O. Gbadebo, Folake B Lawal, Modupe O.Arowojolu

Available online Jul 18, 2018.

[ Review ] Volume 25, Issue 2, 2016, Pages 182-188


Abstract

BACKGROUND:
Dentine hypersensitivity is a common presentation of cause of pain and or discomfort with mastication which has
been shown to affect the quality of life of the affected individual. It is also a common cause of presentation at the
dental clinics. However, the cause, diagnosis and possible management to give relief can be a dilemma for the
clinician who at times may wonder if the sensation the individual is presenting with, is real or imagined.
AIM:
The purpose of this paper was to review dentine hypersensitivity in view of causes, diagnosis and management.
METHODOLOGY:
Articles used were found by searching the key words: dentine hypersensitivity, tooth wear lesions, desensitization,
gingival recession, treatment of hypersensitivity.
RESULT:
There are a variety of causes of dentine hypersensitivity with a variety of ways to manage and provide adequate
treatment, but the condition must be well understood.
CONCLUSION:
Many options of treatment are now available to eliminate the pain from dentine hypersensitivity and thus improving
the quality of life of these patients because the sensitivity they experience is real.


Keywords

dentine, hypersensitivity, tooth wear, desensitization, quality of life.,

April-June 2016

Volume 25 | Issue 2

Page Nos. 182-188

Online since Jul 12, 2018

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