There is often a confusion with the patients on terms dental pain and tooth hepersensitivity / sensitivity. Following points should help one understand the difference between tooth pain and tooth hypersenstivity:
Patient can describe the location of pain well in tooth hypersensitivity wh..
Dental hypersensitivity may be defined as pain arising from exposed dentin typically in response to tactile, thermal, chemical or osmotic stimuli that cannot be explained as arising from any other form of dental defect or pathology. Grossman described it as an uncommonly sensitive or painf..
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