12% of patients have dentin hypersensitivity, study finds

03/13/2013 | DrBicuspid.com (free registration)

Forty percent of patients visiting general dental practices reported having experienced pain, sensitivity or discomfort in their teeth or gums, but only 12% were confirmed to have dentin hypersensitivity, a study published in the Journal of the American Dental Association found. The study involved 37 practices and 787 participants. Those with dentin hypersensitivity were more likely to be women, younger than 65, have gingival recession and have a history of at-home tooth whitening, the researchers found.

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