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Dentin Hypersensitivity Following Tooth Preparation- A Clinical Study in the Spectrum of Gender

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Author Details: Shushant Garg, Kusum Yadav, Sanjeev Mittal, Manumeet Kaur Bhathal

Volume : 1

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2581-480X

Print ISSN : 2581-4796

Article First Page : 1

Article End Page : 4


To estimate and compare the incidence of dentin hypersensitivity among men and women in an adult population sample who required replacement of missing tooth/teeth with a fixed partial prosthesis. Study population consisted of 28 subjects, 14 men and 14 women, who visited the OPD for replacement of missing tooth/teeth with a fixed partial prosthesis (FPD). After a clinical examination, the patients were asked to grade their overall sensitivity using a 10 cm Visual Analogue Scale (VAS)4,5 labelled at the extremes with "no pain," at the zero cm end of the scale, and "severe pain," at the 10 cm end of the scale following tactile and thermal stimulation and following tooth preparation. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics, Mann-Whitney U test and Wilcoxan signed rank test. Women reported more sensitivity than men before (p=0.880) and after tooth preparation (p=0.520). Women were more sensitive than men (p=0.001) on tactile and thermal stimulation before tooth preparation. The results showed that women reported more dentin hypersensitivity than men before and after tooth preparation.

Dentin Hypersensitivity, Tooth Preparation, VAS scale, Pain, Gender Differences