By definition dentine hypersensitivity
is "pain arising from exposed dentin, in response to external stimuli such as thermal, tactile, osmotic or chemical that cannot be explained by any other form of dental defect or pathology." 
[DH] is a common occurrence and under extreme conditions when dentine tubules is exposed to the oral cavity patients will experience a short, sharp pain.
Moreover, a Cochrane Database Systematic Review failed to find strong evidence supporting the efficacy of potassium nitrate toothpaste for dentine hypersensitivity
Bourgeois, "Prevalence of dentine hypersensitivity
and study of associated factors: a European population-based cross-sectional study," Journal of Dentistry, vol.
The lasers used for the treatment of dentine hypersensitivity
are divided into two groups:
in a private practice patient population in Australia.
: Developing a Person-Centred Approach to Oral Health
Eight hundred and fifty individuals indicated they suffered from dentine hypersensitivity
and were willing to participate in the study.
Objectives: The aim of the present study was to review the published literature in order to identify relevant studies for inclusion and to determine whether there was any evidence on the clinical effectiveness of selected desensitizing toothpastes, calcium sodium phosphosilicate, amorphous calcium phosphate, nanohydroxyapatite and casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate (tooth mousse) on reducing dentine hypersensitivity
Addy, "Dentine hypersensitivity
: definition, prevalence, distribution and etiology," in Tooth Wear and Sensitivity: Clinical Advances in Restorative Dentistry, M.
Gingival recessions may occur without any symptoms but it may give rise to patient concern about poor esthetics, dentine hypersensitivity
, inability to perform oral hygiene procedures and loss of the tooth.
: Its prevalence, aetiology and clinical management.