No matter the cause of erosion and sensitivity, there are both at-home and in-office treatments that can help alleviate discomfort and calm patient anxiety. I will often apply Colgate Sensitive...

Reducing sensitivity during the hygiene appointment

postato da lilyeven12 il 26/10/2017
Categoria: Giochi - tags: dental chair

No matter the cause of erosion and sensitivity, there are both at-home and in-office treatments that can help alleviate discomfort and calm patient anxiety. I will often apply Colgate Sensitive Pre-Procedural Desensitizing Paste with a prophy cup prior to ultrasonic and hand scaling, and it seems to provide enough relief and diminish the torture of a dental appointment for many patients dental instruments. The combination of arginine and calcium carbonate quickly provides relief to reduce sensitivity to scaling. Personally, I will apply it with the cup and allow it stay in place while I start with the ultrasonic scaler, which rinses it as I move along the dentition. For many patients, the medicament application in addition to the emotional peace of knowing you are going the extra mile to apply a therapy that can help is enough to provide peace of mind, or at least reduce anxiety. Application of an in-office desensitizer medicament (CDT code D9910) is an effective way to provide relief for a patient long after they leave the dental office. While this is not a long-term fix, it will often provide relief for a period of weeks or months dental implant machine. If a patient is reluctant to try the desensitizing treatment due to cost, I will occasionally apply it at no additional charge for the first time. Often, the patient will see the value in the hypersensitivity relief and will be more than happy to pay the charge at additional appointments. For some patients, the benefit of the desensitizer may wear off prior to a six-month recall, and they will schedule a separate visit for reapplication. The perception of how willing you are to ensure a pain-free visit and your willingness to listen and provide a solution for their concerns will create a loyal following among patients Dental Chair. Don’t forget the party bag When you send a patient out the door at the conclusion of a visit, are you sending them with a standard bag of brush and floss? By taking the time to evaluate the concerns and appearance of the oral cavity and dentition, you have the ability and expertise to make tailored recommendations to each and every patient and send home that party bag full or products that will provide the best results. I believe that a fluoride rinse can be beneficial to many patients and recommend it often to those with recession and sensitivity. Its caries prevention properties for root surfaces is particularly helpful. I have an array of pastes and flosses, but for my patients who suffer with hypersensitivity due to recession or erosion, I have a cabinet full or products such as Prevident (Booster, Dry Mouth, Enamel Protect and Sensitive formulas) for patients, all of which are prescription strength. I strongly believe in recommending products that I personally have tried and have the science to back the claims. Prevident is one of my personal favorites, as I have some areas of recession myself and it using it daily has allowed me to enjoy my addiction to iced coffee and ice cream without sensitivity. When we give a patient too many steps to follow in a daily routine, they will often become complacent. The benefit for recommending a higher fluoride content product is that it will replace their normal toothpaste without adding additional steps. The only special instructions I will recommend with any sensitive toothpaste is for the patient to spit and not rinse with water directly after brushing to allow the product to be optimally effective. Conclusion For many people living with hypersensitivity, no matter the cause, must avoid the pleasures that food or a cold winter outing can provide. With a little education, in-office treatment, and planning for home-care routines, we as clinicians can help our patients avoid further damage to the dentition, and often make the dental visit less painful while keeping smiles bright and dazzling.