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Ouch…That Hurts! Root Causes and Effective Treatment of Dentinal Hypersensitivity

Presenter: Anne Guignon, RDH, MPH Release Date: 11/2/09
Credits:  1 CEU   Reviewed: 2024     Expiration Date: 11/2/27
AGD Subject Code: 490
CE Supporter: 3M Dental

Dentinal hypersensitivity is complex; patients often suffer needlessly from sensitivity, a problem that profoundly affects quality of life and creates enormous clinical challenges. Clinicians often struggle with trying to find effective treatments for this perplexing problem. This course provides diagnostic tools as well as a wide range of professional therapies and homecare strategies that provide relief.

--Recognize the wear factors and erosive activities that contribute to dentinal hypersensitivity
--Appreciate the role of fluoride, tri-calcium phosphate, ACP/CPP, NovaMin, xylitol and potassium nitrate in combating hypersensitivity
--Understand the science of tubule occlusion, nerve depolarization and surface protectants in treating hypersensitivity
--Learn about different professionally applied desensitizing agents
--Understand homecare options for reducing hypersensitivity
--Learn how to engage patients in becoming part of the solution
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