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Wednesday april 2 2014 own

  1. 1. WEDNESDAY APRIL 2 2014 The Periodontic TimesPreventive Recommendatio ns Dentin Hypersensitivity -“ The Common Cold of Dentistry” DENTIN HYPERSENSTIVITY is characterized by short, sharp pain arising from exposed dentin in response to stimuli typically thermal, evaporative, tactile, osmotic or chemical & which can not be ascribed to any other form of dental defect or pathology. • PREVELANCE : 4-57 % in general population. 60-98% in periodontally compromised patients. adults > 20-50 years. • ETIOLOGY : •ENAMEL LOSS. •LOSS OF COVERING PERIODONTAL STRUCTURES. Recent Advances: Bio –active glass, flouride iontophoresis, casein phosphopeptide- amorphous calcium phosphate, Nd –YAG laser ,Er-YAG laser PRESENTED BY: MAHAK PRUTHI (INTERN) Suggestion for Professionals : •Avoid over instrumentation during scaling and root planing. •Avoid violating biologic width. •Avoid burning of gingival tissues. Phytocomplexes : Oxalate containing mint, spinach & rhubarb. Phytocomplexes formed reduces dentinal permeability. AT HOME : DESENSITISING THERAPY >tooth pastes, mouth rinse & chewing gums containing Strontium chloride, potassium nitrate, potassium oxalates, sodium monoflorophosphate, potassium citrate, sodium flouride Management : “ A Sensitive Issue” IN OFFICE NON-INVASIVE TREATMENT • Varnishes. • Bonding agents. IN OFFICE INVASIVE TREATMENT •Mucogingival Surgeries. •Restorations. •Pulpectomy. ABRASION ARRRITION GINGIVAL RECESSION EROSION

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