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Nonsurgical management of gingival recession and associated tooth hypersensitivity

  • Danielle Clark
  • Liran LevinEmail author
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Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Periodontics

Quick reference/description

Gingival recession is frequently associated with tooth hypersensitivity. For successful patient management, identification and treatment of the etiology are important. Following a proper treatment sequence commencing from minimalistic non-invasive treatment modalities to invasive surgical procedures is essential for effective treatment of gingival recession and associated tooth hypersensitivity.

Overview

Treatment modalities

Indications

Disadvantages

Diagnosis and elimination of etiology

Prevention of gingival recession and associated tooth hypersensitivity

Prevention of periodontal disease

 

Toothpastes/dentifrices

Tooth hypersensitivity

Requires patient compliance

Desensitizers

Tooth hypersensitivity refractory to sensitivity toothpastes

More costly

Bonding agents

Tooth hypersensitivity refractory to sensitivity toothpastes and desensitizers

More expensive

Cervical restorations

Tooth hypersensitivity refractory to sensitivity toothpastes, desensitizers,...

Keywords

Plaque Gingival health Prevention Root coverage Gingival graft 

Further reading

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    A. Kasaj (ed.), Gingival recession management,  https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-70719-8_5. Nonsurgical management of gingival recession and associated tooth hypersensitivity
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Periodontology, School of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine and DentistryUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

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