J Korean Acad Oral Health.  2013 Dec;37(4):253-256.

Prevalence of dentine hypersensitivity in a dental hospital

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Preventive Dentistry, Chosun University School of Dentistry, Gwangju, Korea. dkbkim@chosun.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Dental Hygiene, Gwangju Health College, Gwangju, Korea.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: The purpose
of this study was to develop a dentine hypersensitivity (DH) manual for a dental hospital.
METHODS
The records of all DH patients who presented between 2005 to 2010 were analyzed to determine their age group, awareness of DH, and DH distribution before and after dental treatment.
RESULTS
Out of 953,272 patients, data of 4,646 were analyzed. The male to female ratio of DH patients was found to be 1:1:1. The prevalence of DH was highest in patients in the age group of 40-49 years. The DH awareness rate was high to time, temperature and after dental treatment factor in the middle-age group.
CONCLUSIONS
Since DH is widely prevalent and common, systematic screening is essential to ensure good oral health.

Keyword

Age; Awareness; Dental hospital; Dentine hypersensitivity; Prevalence
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