Insufficient evidence exists regarding the reduction of cervical dentin hypersensitivity with surgical root coverage procedures
Linda cheng, DDS, FAGD, ABGD
Systematic Review Conclusion
There is insufficient evidence to suggest predictable reduction of cervical dentin hypersensitivity (CDH) with surgical root coverage (SRC) procedures.
Critical Summary Assessment
A systematic review
of 9 randomized controlled trials, most with high risk of bias
and clinical heterogeneity, did not find conclusive evidence to indicate SRC procedures as a definitive treatment for CDH.
Evidence Quality Rating
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