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

Prevalence of dentine hypersensitivity in a dental hospital

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


OBJECTIVES: The purpose
of this study was to develop a dentine hypersensitivity (DH) manual for a dental hospital.
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.
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.
Since DH is widely prevalent and common, systematic screening is essential to ensure good oral health.


Age; Awareness; Dental hospital; Dentine hypersensitivity; Prevalence
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