Just got finished with a patient’s hygiene examination.
I asked if they had any questions before I left, and they proceeded to ask:
“How do I know if I have sensitivity?”
Thinking they were going to be more specific, or ask about maybe WHAT things may cause sensitivity, they were asking me how THEY knew if they had sensitivity.
I mean it’s not like sensitivity is a secret cancer that stays silent and has no symptoms until it’s too late.
You eat ice, say OOOO that’s cold, and boom. You have sensitivity.
So I replied “Well do your teeth feel cold when you drink cold drinks?”
“Do your teeth feel hot when you drink coffee?”
“Do they ache when you brush your teeth?”
“. . . Ok. Then it doesn’t sound like they are sensitive?”
Common sense people. .