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Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

October 1995
Volume 26 , Issue 10

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Acute care for unusual cases of dentinal hypersensitivity


Pages: 715-716
PMID: 8935114

The case histories of two patients are presented to demonstrate use of soft mouthguard appliances as carries for desensitizing dentifrice when restoration of the teeth or application of densitizing agents is clinically impractical. Potassium nitrate in dentifrice form was a readily available source of potassium ions for altering pulpal nerve sensitivity. Both patients had factitious habits that exacerbated dentinal hypersensitivity and required acute care.

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