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Dentin hypersensitivity: diagnosis and treatment in seniors
Journal of Practical Hygiene
  • Linda C. Niessen, Nova Southeastern University
  • G. Gibson
ISBN or ISSN
1072-7965
Publication Date / Copyright Date
1-1-2004
Peer Reviewed
1
Abstract

The objective of this review is to inform practitioners about dentin hypersensitivity (DH); to provide a brief overview of the diagnosis, etiology and clinical management of dentin hypersensitivity and to discuss technical approaches to relieve sensitivity. This clinical information is described in the context of the underlying biology.

The author used PUBMED to find relevant English-language literature published in the period 1999 to 2010. The author used combinations of the search terms “dentin*”, “tooth”, “teeth”, “hypersensit*”, “desensitiz*”. Abstracts and also full text articles to identify studies describing etiology, prevalence, clinical features, controlled clinical trials of treatments and relevant laboratory research on mechanisms of action were used.

Disciplines
Keywords
  • Dentin Hypersensitivity,
  • Etiology,
  • Therapeutics,
  • Diagnosis
Citation Information
Linda C. Niessen and G. Gibson. "Dentin hypersensitivity: diagnosis and treatment in seniors" Journal of Practical Hygiene Vol. 13 (2004) p. 33 - 36
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/linda-niessen/63/