Impact on patient quality of life

Patients with dentin hypersensitivity triggers

Uncovering the impact of dentin hypersensitivity on daily life

Dentin hypersensitivity is a common dental problem. Many of those who experience the short, sharp pain associated with the condition may go to great lengths to avoid their triggers. Here we look at the effect dentin hypersensitivity can have on daily life and the coping1 mechanisms people adopt.

The Dentin Hypersensitivity Experience Questionnaire

To understand the impact of dentin hypersensitivity on quality of life, a team at the University of Sheffield, School of Clinical Dentistry, UK, in collaboration with GSK, developed the Dentin Hypersensitivity Experience Questionnaire (DHEQ).1

The DHEQ explores how quality of life is affected by dentin hypersensitivity, such as its impact on patients’ daily activities or emotional wellbeing.1

Download the short-form DHEQ to assess the impact of dentin hypersensitivity on your patients’ quality of life.

DHEQ results from six clinical trials in over 800 dentin hypersensitivity sufferers show the wide-ranging impact of dentin hypersensitivity on everyday life1

Restrictions to eating and drinking

70% felt it took the pleasure out of eating and drinking

Social impact on eating and drinking

26% felt compelled to hide their way of eating

Coping mechanisms

36% tried to cope with dentine hypersensitivity by developing coping mechanisms

Made them feel old

33% felt that having sensitive teeth made them feel old

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Diagnosis

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Management

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Dentin hypersensitivity

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Causes and mechanisms

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