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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 54-58

Root sensitivity - Periodontist's perspective

Department of Periodontology, SRM Dental College, Chennai, India

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Aruna Balasundaram
Department of Periodontology, SRM Dental College, Bharathi Salai, Ramapuram, Chennai - 600089, Tamil Nadu
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Root sensitivity is a common clinical presentation which can be a challenge to clinicians to manage it effectively. The management of this requires a good understanding of the complexity of the problem and appropriate therapeutic strategies. This review intents to discuss root sensitivity in detail including aetiology, theories, assessment techniques, decision making and various management strategies, from periodontal practitioner's perspective. A wide literature database inclusive of electronic databases and hand searched literature including text books and journals were consulted for the review.

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