Clinician's Guide to the Diagnosis and Management of Tooth Sensitivity

  • Sahar Taha
  • Brian H. Clarkson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Cornelius Tokunbo Bamise
    Pages 41-50
  3. Sahar Taha, Brian H. Clarkson
    Pages 97-100
  4. Agata Czajka-Jakubowska, Brian H. Clarkson
    Pages 101-106
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 107-109

About this book


Tooth sensitivity, or dentin hypersensitivity, has a high prevalence among the general population and is a very common cause of visits to the dentist. This concise, easy-to-read guide provides the clinician with the most important information required for the correct diagnosis and effective management of dentin hypersensitivity. After discussion of theories regarding the underlying mechanisms, predisposing medical and dental conditions are reviewed. The route to an accurate diagnosis, based on determination of the precise cause, is then explained. A range of potential treatment approaches and their applications are discussed, including dentin blocking agents, nerve desensitization, restorative approaches, and periodontal surgery. Preventive, at-home, and in-office treatment modalities are all described, and future treatments are also considered. Helpful flowcharts are included that will facilitate decision making.


Dental Pain Dentin Hypersensitivity Periodontal Disease

Editors and affiliations

  • Sahar Taha
    • 1
  • Brian H. Clarkson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Conservative Dentistry, Faculty of DentistryUniversity of JordanAmmanJordan
  2. 2.Department of Cariology, Restorative Sciences and EndodonticsUniversity of Michigan School of DentistryAnn ArborUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-45163-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-45164-5
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