Impact of Sensitivity on Patient Quality of Life
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 condition1 may go to great lengths to avoid their triggers.2 Here we look at the effect dentin hypersensitivity can have on daily life and the coping mechanisms people adopt.2
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).2
The DHEQ explores how quality of life is affected by dentin hypersensitivity, such as its impact on patients’ daily activities or emotional wellbeing.2
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 900 Dentin Hypersensitivity Sufferers Show The Wide-Ranging Impact of Dentin Hypersensitivity on Everyday Life2
Sufferers with sensitivity will adopt coping mechanisms2
Silent copers may adapt rather than search for a solution.3
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Causes and Mechanisms
Find out about the causes and mechanisms behind dentin hypersensitivity.