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IJHRS. 2013; 2(2): 131-135

Dentin Hypersensitivity - Is There a Permanent Relief ?

Amarnath Shenoy, Shruti D Nayak, Prathap Mulackal Sreekantan Nair, K . Harish Shetty.


Dentin hypersensitivity describes a painful symptom of the exposed and innervated cervical pulp-dentin complex. It varies greatly in the range of 3% to 98%. Different materials and methods have been described to treat dentin hypersensitivity. No treatment has been found so far, which could serve as a defined therapeutic gold standard which predictably and completely eliminate pain perception, especially in long term. This is a very brief review on the features, causes and management of hypersensitivity.

Key words: Dentin hypersensitivity, Painful symptom, Pulp-dentin complex, Pain perception

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