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Table 2 Most frequent choices used when diagnosing DH (N = 182)

From: Management of Dentin Hypersensitivity by National Dental Practice-Based Research Network practitioners: results from a questionnaire administered prior to initiation of a clinical study on this topic

Most frequent methods used when diagnosing DH N (%)
Spontaneous patient report confirmed by the dental exam 88 (48)
Applying air blast 47 (26)
Scratching dentin with dental explorer 22 (12)
Obtaining patient report after dentist’s query 11 (6
Other (most likely using endo ice) 8 (4)
Applying cold water 4 (2)
Requesting numeric rating of pain 2 (1)