1Dental Intern at, Alfarabi Colleges for Dentistry and Nursing, Saudi Arabia
2Assistant Professor at Restorative Dentistry, Al-Farabi Colleges for Dentistry & Nursing Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
3Lecturer of Operative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Al-Azhar University, Egypt
*Corresponding author: Ahmed Mohamed Elmarakby, Assistant Professor at Restorative Dentistry, Al-Farabi Colleges for Dentistry & Nursing and Lecturer of Operative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Al-Azhar University, Assiut Branch, Egypt
Submission: July 22, 2017; Published: October 03, 2017
The objective of this review is to inform practitioners about dentin hypersensitivity (DH); to provide a brief overview of the diagnosis, etiology and clinical management of dentin hypersensitivity and to discuss technical approaches to relieve sensitivity. This clinical information is described in the context of the underlying biology. The author used PUBMED to find relevant English-language literature published in the period 2000 to 2015. The author used combinations of the search terms “dentin*”, “tooth”, “teeth”, “hypersensit*”, “desensitiz*”. Abstracts and also full text articles to identify studies describing etiology, prevalence, clinical features, controlled clinical trials of treatments and relevant laboratory research on mechanisms of action were used.