JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL REGULATORS & HOMEOSTATIC AGENTS Vol. 33, no. 4, 1013-1018 (2019)
Decision-making process as guide to the management of non-carious cervical lesions with and without painful symptomatology.
- 1 Multidisciplinary Department of Medical-Surgical and Dental Specialties, University of Campania, Luigi Vanvitelli, Ex SUN, Naples, Italy.
The aim of this study is to develop a decision-making path for the management of non-carious cervical lesions (NCCLs) associated with or without dentin hypersensitivity (DH) This will allow to limit or delay invasive approaches identifying the causes that produced them. The need for this review is because there are no clear guidelines in the current literature for the treatment of NCCLs. Usually, the selection of the best therapy option is postponed to clinical judgment which can be influenced by a patient’s demands (aesthetic, symptomatologic reasons or worsening of pre-existing NCCL). To establish a therapeutic plan the young dentist should be able to distinguish the NCCLs that need to be monitored over time from those in need of early treatment. Indeed, the experience of the dentist and the compliance of the patient play a decisive role for the success of the therapy.
NCCL, cervical lesions, dental pain, dentine hypersensitivity