Total Comfort in Dental Hygiene and Periodontal Treatment:
Procedural and Post-Procedural Considerations
A number of common dental procedures, such as tooth scaling with an ultrasonic instrument can result in severe pain. This pain may be a reason patients avoid needed treatment. Post-treatment tooth sensitivity may also be a distressing side effect of periodontal and hygiene procedures. This course is designed to help dentists and dental hygienists understand and manage the symptoms accompanying periodontal therapy. A detailed discussion will be held of how most cases of procedural pain can be managed without using nerve blocks.
Topics to be covered:
- Sources of pain in periodontal procedures.
- Differentiating periodontal from tooth derived pain.
- Understanding why tooth roots are sensitive.
- Identification of patient factors that may predispose to pain and sensitivity.
- Management of pain during periodontal procedure.
- Use of topical anesthetics.
- Use of topical dentin desensitizers.
- Local anesthesia techniques in periodontal pain control.
- Infiltration verse block injections.
- Choice of anesthetic agents that allow most patients to be manages with infiltration.
- Post treatment sensitivity.
- Treatment options: sensitivity home care products and professional treatments.
Departments of Oral Biology and Restorative Dentistry
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