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Dental Practice Education Research Unit

The University of Adelaide Australia

Dentine sensitivity                                                         

Tooth sensitivity has been one of the key topics among dental researchers in the recent past even though one of the earliest reports on dentine hypersensitivity goes as far back as the 16th century.

Dentine hypersensitivity can be considered as a frequently encountered clinical entity, affecting up to 30% of people and representing almost 10% of the patient load of private dentists in Australia. This information sheet attempts to address some of the issues and clarify the steps of differential diagnosis of diseases with similar pain characteristics before confirming a diagnosis of dentine hypersensitivity.

Multiple copies of Patient Pamphlets are available for ordering.

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info sheet



last modified 9/12/2005 14:37 by Dr Pingzhou Liu