Management of Dentin Hypersensitivity

Abstract of study results presented at the 2016 American Association for Dental Research meeting. 

The primary aims of this study were to ascertain practitioners' preferred methods of diagnosing and treating dentin hypersensitivity by completing a practitioner online questionnaire upon study enrollment.

To characterize diagnosis and treatment of dentin hypersensitivity in the practice setting, the following forms were used at baseline:

-Patient eligibility checklist

-Patient contact form

-Baseline exam form

-Patient demographic form

-Patient history form

-Patient pain assessment baseline (1st line of treatment)

Forms were used at 1 week, 4 weeks, and 8 weeks.

1 week

-Patient pain assessment (1st line of treatment);Patient pain assessment (2nd line of treatment);Patient pain assessment (3rd line of treatment)

4 weeks

-Patient pain assessment (1st line of treatment);Patient pain assessment (2nd line of treatment);Patient pain assessment (3rd line of treatment)

8 weeks

-Patient pain assessment (1st line of treatment);Patient pain assessment (2nd line of treatment);Patient pain assessment (3rd line of treatment)

Other forms used include the following:

-Symptomatic exam form (2nd line treatment)

-Symptomatic exam form (3rd line treatment)

-Patient pain assessment (2nd line treatment)

-Patient pain assessment (3rd line treatment)