A Touchy Subject… Do Your Patients Suffer From Tooth Sensitivity

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A Touchy Subject… Do Your Patients Suffer From Tooth Sensitivity

Dentin hypersensitivity is more common than you may think. Globally, prevalence rates for dentin hypersensitivity range from 3-98%, although it is generally reported to be approximately 25%-30% of the adult population.1  Even though the condition is common, some patients may not mention it to you as their dental professional. Contributor Network article, brought to you by dental hygienist, Sarah Jackson, contains information regarding patient coping mechanisms, and adjusted behaviors to avoid sensitivity triggers.

In this article you can find more about:

  1. The prevalence of dentin hypersensitivity
  2. The impact it has on patient’s everyday lives
  3. How to assess your patients who may be suffering, and questions to ask them
  4. Suggestions for clinical examinations
  5. Who may be at risk for dentin hypersensitivity
    • Patients undergoing periodontal treatment
    • Overbrushers
    • Patients with an acidic diet/gatric reflux

As Sarah Jackson mentions, desensitizing toothpastes are a first line treatment option for sensitivity. Download this contributor network article for more on how Sensodyne offers a range of products to provide relief for sensitivity with the additional benefits patients seek in a toothpaste. 

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