Dr Sara Ahmad, Dr Asma Khalid, Dr Ayesha Afzaal
Background and objectives: Prevalence of dentine hypersensitivity (DH) may be on the increase as a result of changing lifestyles. The main objective of this study is to find the dentine hypersensitivity and its associated factors in Pakistan. Material and methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted in Punjab Dental Hospital, Lahore during June 2019 to January 2020. The data was collected from 200 participants. It was included those who was older than 18 years, both genders, with good general health and agreed to participate in the research. It were excluded those patients who were undergoing treatment for dental bleaching, in order to avoid overestimation of DH. Results: The data was collected from 200 patients of both genders. The majority of the respondents were age range 21 to 30 years and complained of symptoms of hypersensitive teeth. Of those complaining of hypersensitive teeth, males accounted for 45% (56/124) while females accounted for 55%. Statistically significant associations were found between elicited sensitivity and some socio-demographic characteristics like age, area of residence (rural or urban), and level of education (p < 0.001). Conclusion: It is concluded that dentine hypersensitivity may be on the increase and most important risk factors for dentine hypersensitivity among young.