Revista Cubana de Estomatología
On-line version ISSN 1561-297X
RIESGO LOBAINA, Nereyda; ORTIZ MONCADA, Clara and ILISASTIGUI ORTUETA, Zaida Teresa. Behavior of dentinal sensitivity in patients from the "10 de Octubre" municipality. Rev Cubana Estomatol [online]. 2010, vol.47, n.1, pp. 3-13. ISSN 1561-297X.
A cross-sectional and descriptive study was conducted to determine the behavior of dentinal sensitivity in patients of three Stomatology Clinics from "10 de Octubre" municipality. Study variable were: age, sex, predisposing factors, pain degree, groups of examined teeth and the type of periodontal retraction present. There were 150 patients with 190 teeth involved by dentinal sensitivity. Female sex was the more affected one, as well as the younger age groups. We found that 3 degree pain prevailed and that it was more related to type III periodontal recession. The more frequent cause of dentinal sensitivity was the dental brushing.
Keywords : Dentinal sensitivity; periodontal recession.