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Effectiveness of Lasers in the Treatment of Dentin Hypersensitivity

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Author(s): Mohammad Asnaashari | Masoumeh Moeini

Journal: Journal of Lasers in Medical Sciences
ISSN 2008-9783

Volume: 4;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: dentine hypersensitivity | laser therapies | Nd-YAG lasers | dentin desensitizing agents

ABSTRACT
Please cite this article as follows:Asnaashari M, Moeini M. Effectiveness of Lasers in the Treatment of Dentin Hypersensitivity. J Lasers Med Sci 2013; 4(1):1-7*Corresponding Author: Masoumeh Moeini, D.D.S; Laser Application in Medical Sciences Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Tel: +98-2122718021; Fax: +98-2122749221; Email:moein.m.phy@gmail.comDentin hypersensitivity (DH) is a relatively common painful condition among dental problems. Although many studies have been performed regarding the diagnosis and treatment of DH, dental practitioners are still confused about the definite diagnosis and treatment.The use of lasers as a treatment for dentin hypersensitivity was first introduced in 1985. Laser treatment in dentin hypersensitivity is an interesting and controversial issue and many investigations have been done on its mechanism of action, advantages, and unclear points. The present literature review tries to go over the definition, diagnosis, etiology, predisposing factors, various laser types in the treatment of DH alone or in combination with topical desensitizing agents. Since a certain treatment has not yet introduced for dentin hypersensitivity, a combination of laser therapy and topical desensitizing factors, can increase the success of the treatment compared with either treatments alone.
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