Dentinal Hypersensitivity Diagnosis
By Elizabeth C. Kornegay, CDA, RDH, MS
How many patients do you treat for dentinal hypersensitivity? Do you have patients who experience sensitivity, but don’t tell you because they either believe sensitivity is normal, or they are afraid of restorative treatment to manage it? Or perhaps they think because it does not hurt all the time and if they don’t brush, it feels better, they can live with it. These are silent sufferers.