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Table 3 Indications and limitations for restorations and mucogingival surgeries for DHS treatment

From: Pathogenesis, diagnosis and management of dentin hypersensitivity: an evidence-based overview for dental practitioners

Indications for replacement of lost dentinal volume with restorations:
Hard tissue defect is visible and requires restoration for esthetics and structural integrity
Failure to resolve DHS using non-restorative treatment
High risk for continued dental tissue loss if not covered with restoration (e.g. inability to halt erosive or abrasive tooth wear)
Little or no removal of tooth structure is required for restoration
Indications for mucogingival surgery
Failure to resolve DHS using densensitization in patients with gingival recession
Gingival recession is esthetically unacceptable to patient
Risks or limitations for dental restoration and mucogingival surgery
General impermanence of restorations - the re-restoration cycle
Specific impermanence of resin-dentin bonding
Increased risk of caries lesion at the site of restoration
Questionable long term outcome of mucogingival surgery