How can you change the lives of your dentin hypersensitivity patients today?
Your patients may not be telling you everything that’s happening in their mouths. Sociologist Professor Barry Gibson, health psychologist Dr Koula Asimakopoulou and dental practitioner Dr Liz Mitrani highlight the importance of asking patients about dentin hypersensitivity. Taking the time to talk sensitivity helps your patients live their lives to the full.
Psychology of sensitivity
Patient psychology and Dentin Hypersensitivity
Reframing dentin hypersensitivity as a chronic condition with a psychological impact can allow dental practitioners to be associated with successful patient behavior change.
Diagnosing for a better partnership
One simple question could be the key to revealing dentin hypersensitivity in your patients and so open the door to better communication about their wider oral health.
Communication in practice
Good communication skills build patient trust. Proactively asking about conditions on the mild end of the oral health spectrum, such as dentin hypersensitivity, allows dental practitioners to demonstrate empathy and build patient rapport.