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Dentine Hypersensitivity: A Review

Najat Bubteina1* and Sufyan Garoushi2,3

1Department of Conservative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Benghazi University, Libya

2Department of Restorative Dentistry and Periodontology, School of Dentistry, Libyan International Medical University, Libya

3Department of Biomaterials Science and Turku Clinical Biomaterials Center (TCBC), Institute of Dentistry, University of Turku, Finland

*Corresponding Author:
Dr. Najat Bubteina
Associate Professor, Department of Conservative Dentistry
Institute of Dentistry, Benghazi University, Libya
Tel: 00218 923967435
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: August 10, 2015; Accepted date: August 24, 2015; Published date: September 04, 2015

Citation: Bubteina N, Garoushi S (2015) Dentine Hypersensitivity: A Review. Dentistry 5:330. doi: 10.4172/2161-1122.1000330

Copyright: © 2015 Bubteina N, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



Dentine hypersensitivity (DHS) is a wide spread painful dental problem that is characterized by short sharp pain arising from exposed dentin in response to several different stimuli. This accepted definition, indicates the need to consider a differential diagnosis to rule out other causes of dental pain before the diagnosis of dentin hypersensitivity is made. The management strategy of this dental problem required a good understanding of the complexity of the condition and the variety of the treatment options. The aim of this review is to inform practitioners about dentin hypersensitivity, to provide a brief overview of the diagnosis, etiology and clinical management of dentin hypersensitivity. We have used PubMed to find relevant literature published up to date. We used combinations of key words like hypersensitivity, dentine, desensitize and dental pain.


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