Management of dentinal hypersensitivity.

  title={Management of dentinal hypersensitivity.},
  author={Alessandra Helen Magacho Vieira and S{\'e}rgio Lima Santiago},
  journal={General dentistry},
  volume={57 2},
  pages={120-6; quiz 127-8}
Dentinal hypersensitivity is a complex condition that can cause considerable concern in the dental office. Despite the large number of available treatment modalities, no current desensitizing agent is considered ideal for managing this uncomfortable condition. Selecting the right therapy requires a complete understanding of how applying a stimulus to the exposed dentin surface can influence the nerve fibers and produce hyperesthesia. This article reviews the etiology and critically analyzes… CONTINUE READING