Colgate Oral Health Network

Dentin Hypersensitivity; Current Concepts in the Management of a Common Problem

Dental professionals with be provided with evidence based strategies to provide optimal patient care for individuals affected by dentin hypersensitivity. Two treatment protocols available will be discussed and options for in office and at home protocols will be presented.

Learning objectives:

Describe factors which contribute to root sensitivity:

  • Identify the types of pain stimuli which elicit hypersensitive reactions
  • Understand the ways in which desensitization agents act to decrease sensitivity
  • Evaluate treatment options to plan for evidenced based in-office treatment and at home therapies for a patient to control or treat hypersensitivity