Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003558
Title: Dentinal hypersensitivity – A questionnaire study
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Aim/Background: Dentine hypersensitivity (DH) is a common finding with different prevalence rate. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of DH and associated risk factors and to study the prevalence of DH and related risk factors in common population of India. Objective: In contrast to the well-established caries epidemiology, data on dentin hypersensitivity seem to be scarce and contradictory. This questionnaire deals with dentin hypersensitivity and assesses its prevalence, distribution, and potential changes. Materials and Methods: A total of 200 subjects reporting dentine sensitivity were included in the study comprising 85 males and 115 females. Questionnaire regarding data such as gender, age, educational level were collected to assess the prevalence of DH in Chennai. The relationship between DH and social class which determined by the occupation status was examined. Results: Our study showed prevalence as 55% and it was more common among males. Similarly, smokers and those who use hard toothbrush had more cases of DH. Most aggravating factors were cold water (92%) and sweet foods (34.4%), whereas only 19.8% of the patients had it while brushing. Conclusion: Most commonly affected teeth were mandibular incisors. The other factors related to DH were the socioeconomic status, lower education level, and access to dental care. The periodontal factors related to hypersensitivity were gingival recession and poor oral hygiene.

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    V. Lavanya1 , Dhanraj Ganapathy2 *, R. M. Visalakshi 2

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    1 Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. Dhanraj Ganapathy, Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    V. Lavanya1 , Dhanraj Ganapathy2 *, R. M. Visalakshi 2

    Title:Dentinal hypersensitivity – A questionnaire study
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (May)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (1059-1062)
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    Methodology:Dentine hypersensitivity, Oral test, Prevalence, Smoking, Toothbrush
    Research Materials:200 subjects reporting dentine sensitivity

Keywords

Dentine hypersensitivity Oral test Prevalence Smoking Toothbrush

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