The prevalence of dentinal hypersensitivity has been reported over the years in a variety of ways; as _______________.
Dentinal hypersensitivity has been shown to peak in 20 to 30 year olds and then rise again when in their _____.
Dentinal hypersensitivity has been researched extensively through the years and many authors express an agreement that dentinal hypersensitivity is _______________.
The "hydrodynamic theory" is widely accepted as the cause of tooth sensitivity.
Assumptions of the hydrodynamic theory conclude that when the fluids within the ____________ are subjected to temperature changes or physical osmotic changes, the movement stimulates a nerve receptor sensitive to pressure, which leads to the transmission of the stimuli.
Various stimuli that are reported to cause the transmission of sensation are ____________.
The most important variable affecting the fluid flow in dentin is the pH of the stimulus.
A comprehensive dental examination will ultimately rule out other underlying conditions for which sensitivity is a symptom, such as the following EXCEPT:
The response to stimuli _______________
One of the most common reasons a dental patient would have exposed dentinal tubules is:
Invasive treatments may include all the following EXCEPT:
Over-the-counter desensitizing dentifrices are considered to be simple, cost-effective and an efficacious first line of treatment for most patients.
Stannous fluoride is a most widely available desensitizing toothpaste active ingredient. It works by _______________.
The following are are examples of in-office treatments:
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