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Dentine Hypersensitivity and its Significance in the Dental Practice

Jolan Banoczy

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Dentine hypersensitivity is not a new disease. More than a hundred years ago Gysi, 40 years ago Brannström and since then many others have dealt with the problems of its symptoms, pathomechanism, differential diagnosis and therapy. The revived interest today may be attributed to improving oral health and to the presence of more teeth in older age, as well as decreasing caries prevalence. The exposure of dentine surfaces due to gingival recession, erosion and abrasion may cause serious complaints. It occurs in about 40% of the adult population, although, few of them turn to the dentist. Therefore, practising dentists should be aware of the possibilities of treatment, managing strategies and prevention. New aspects include the appropriate timing of toothbrushing after the consumption of acidogenic, erosive foods and beverages, as well as non-invasive (desensitising toothpastes with potassium nitrate/fluoride) and invasive (reconstruction with fillings, coverage of the exposed roots) treatment options. Continuous care of patients with dentine hypersensitivity is advisable in order to prevent more serious consequences (irritation of the pulp).


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