Assessment of the effect of non-surgical periodontal treatment on the dentin hypersensitivity

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Edition V06N01 | Year 2012 | Editorial Artigo Inédito | Pages 88 to 93

Caroline Dresch, André Barbisan de Souza, Ana Alice Girardi, Vitor Marques Sapata, Giovani Oliveira Corrêa, Fabiano Carlos Marson, Cléverson O, Silva

Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the periodontal treatment effect on dentin hypersensitivity.
Methods: This study comprised 20 patients diagnosed and treated of chronic periodontitis in the Dental Clinic of Uningá School of Dentistry (Maringá, Brazil). Patients were evaluated for dentin sensitivity by VAS scale before non-surgical periodontal treatment and after 10 to 14 days of its conclusion. Results: According to the VAS scale, patients presented an average sensitivity of 3.05 + 3.00 before the beginning of periodontal treatment. At the end of the treatment there was a significant reduction to 1.00 + 1.45 in the average dentin hypersensitivity. Conclusion: Based on the outcomes of the present study, it can be concluded that non-surgical periodontal treatment, associated to a modification of oral hygiene habits, was able to reduce dentin hypersensitivity in subjects with chronic periodontitis.

Root planing, Dentin sensitivity, Periodontitis,

Dresch C, Souza AB, Girardi AA, Sapata VM, Corrêa GO, Marson FC, Silva CO. Avaliação do efeito do tratamento periodontal não- -cirúrgico na hipersensibilidade dentinária. Dental Press Implantol. 2012 Jan- -Mar;6(1):88-93.

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