Hypersensitivity- An Update

Authors

  • Mohit Das
  • Abhaya Chandra Das
  • Sourav Panda
  • Rashmita Nayak
  • Rinkee Mohanty
  • Gatha Mohanty

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.14976

Keywords:

Dentinal hypersensitivity, Desensitizing agent, Pain

Abstract

Dentinal hypersensitivity (DHS) can be defines as a short sharp pain that occurs as a response to various
stimuli on exposure of dentinal tubules to the external environment and which cannot be described as any
other disease. The most important part of the treatment is to identify the etiology behind the sensitivity and
treating the condition accordingly. Differential diagnosis may include pulpitis, carious teeth, chipped tooth,
cracked tooth syndrome etc. The treatment modalities depend upon whether the sensitivity is due to gingival
recession, tooth wear lesion or periodontitis or related causes. This review highlights various strategies to
counter this disease as well discusses various desensitizing agents recently in use like Novamin, Biomin,
Calcium phosphate dentifrices, Nanoparticles and herbal desensitizing agents.

Author Biographies

Mohit Das

Post Graduate Trainee

Abhaya Chandra Das

Professor

Sourav Panda

Reader

Rashmita Nayak

Professor

Rinkee Mohanty

Professor

Gatha Mohanty

Senior lecturer, Department of Periodontics and oral Implantology,
Institute of Dental Sciences, Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan, (Deemed to be University), Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

Published

2021-03-24

How to Cite

Mohit Das, Abhaya Chandra Das, Sourav Panda, Rashmita Nayak, Rinkee Mohanty, & Gatha Mohanty. (2021). Hypersensitivity- An Update. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(2), 3861-3868. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.14976