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Zhonghua Kou Qiang Yi Xue Za Zhi. 1995 Nov;30(6):340-2, 384.

[Clinical evaluation of force-sensitive probe in the examination of tooth sensitivity].

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School of Stomatology, Beijing Medical University.


Two methods were tested for measuring the sensitivity of dentin to mechanical (force-sensitive probe) and cold air stimuli. Of the 212 sensitive teeth in 71 patients, 94.8% were sensitive to probe, with a mean threshold of 22.79g; 89.6% were sensitive to cold air. These two methods were significantly correlated (P < 0.001). The occlusal sites were less sensitive than the buccal sites measured by probe and cold air. It suggests that force-sensitive probe is a simple, quantitative method of measuring tooth hypersensitivity.

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