Dentin Hypersensitivity: Impossible to Ignore
Dentin hypersensitivity can cause pain for patients when their teeth are exposed to external stimuli such as hot, cold, and sweet foods and drinks; and they can’t always accurately describe the problem, making diagnosis difficult.1,2 However, there are things you can look for.
Look for These Leading Causes to Aid Your Diagnosis
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