Dentin Hypersensitivity

 

Overview

 

Dentin hypersensitivity is an oral condition characterised by sharp pain within the affected tooth or teeth.

It occurs when the dentin gets exposed to the stimuli. It typically responds to thermal, evaporative, tactile, or chemical stimuli. It might impact one or many teeth or a selected space of the cavity.

It is reported more in females than males. It majorly impacts canines, premolars of both arches and buccal aspect of cervical area.

Also termed as “common cold of dentistry” and “toothbrush disease”, its prevalence peaks among the age group of twenty to forty years, since diet and private habits ar additional likely to be unmonitored during this phase of life.

 

 

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