JKAOH Journal of Korean Academy of Oral Health

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Journal of Korean Academy of Oral Health 2013; 37(4): 253-256

Published online December 30, 2013 https://doi.org/10.11149/jkaoh.2013.37.4.253

Copyright © Journal of Korean Academy of Oral Health.

Prevalence of dentine hypersensitivity in a dental hospital

Byoung-Jin Lee1, Seung-Hee Kim2, Boo-Deok Jo1, Dong-Kie Kim1

1Department of Preventive Dentistry, Chosun University School of Dentistry, 2Department of Dental Hygiene, Gwangju Health College, Gwangju, Korea

Received: November 14, 2013; Revised: December 17, 2013; Accepted: December 20, 2013

Abstract

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to develop a dentine hypersensitivity (DH) manual for a den-tal hospital.Methods: The records of all DH patients who presented between 2005 to 2010 were analyzed to de-termine their age group, awareness of DH, and DH distribution before and after dental treatment.Results: Out of 953,272 patients, data of 4,646 were analyzed. The male to female ratio of DH patients was found to be 1:1:1. The prevalence of DH was highest in patients in the age group of 40-49 years. The DH awareness rate was high to time, temperature and after dental treatment factor in the middle-age group.Conclusions: Since DH is widely prevalent and common, systematic screening is essential to ensure good oral health.

Keywords: Age, Awareness, Dental hospital, Dentine hypersensitivity, Prevalence