Townie® Poll

Do you desensitize crown preps prior to provisionalization?

Poll conducted from 4/8/2003 To 5/6/2003

Do you desensitize crown preps prior to provisionalization?
888 total votes
34%
Yes
66%
No
How do you treat cervical sensitivity?
595 total votes
21%
Fluoride
34%
Desensitizing agent such as Gluma
4%
Conventional Total-Etch Bonding Agent
27%
Self-Etch Bonding Agent
11%
Class V composite restoration
3%
Laser
Do you test for cervical sensitivity or respond to patient complaints?
595 total votes
16%
I test for cervical sensitivity
84%
I respond to patient complaints
In your experience, approximately what percentage of post-operatively sensitive teeth end up with RCT?
593 total votes
15%
<1%
40%
1% - 5%
29%
6% - 10%
9%
11% - 20%
6%
Greater than 20%
What percentage of your posterior composites exhibits post-op sensitivity?
596 total votes
31%
<1%
46%
1% - 5%
15%
6% - 10%
5%
11% - 20%
2%
Greater than 20%
What percentage of your amalgam restorations exhibit post-op sensitivity?
455 total votes
35%
<1%
34%
1% - 5%
16%
6% - 10%
11%
11% - 20%
4%
Greater than 20%
What percent of your amalgam restorations do you use bonding agents?
457 total votes
50%
Never
21%
1% - 25%
4%
26% - 50%
4%
51% - 75%
21%
Always
How do you treat post-op sensitivity resulting from bleaching procedures?
582 total votes
31%
Discontinue bleaching
61%
Discontinue bleaching plus topical fluoride
5%
Discontinue bleaching plus a desensitizing agent such as Gluma
2%
Discontinue bleaching plus a bonding agent
How do you treat post-op sensitivity that may follow root planning and curettage procedures?
595 total votes
41%
Fluoride
7%
Desensitizing agent such as Gluma
2%
Bonding agent
50%
Recommend a desensitizing toothpaste
How important is in vitro bond-strength in making your choice of a bonding agent?
582 total votes
15%
Top importance
58%
Higher importance
20%
Lower importance
6%
No importance
How important is film-thickness in making your choice of a bonding agent?
587 total votes
8%
Top importance
52%
Higher importance
32%
Lower importance
7%
No importance
Do you feel that at least some self-etching bonding agents have "come of age"?
582 total votes
66%
Yes
6%
No
28%
The jury is still out
If you have used or tried a self-etching bonding agent, did it reduce the incidence of post-operative sensitivity, and without any apparent loss of integrity to the restoration(s)?
508 total votes
64%
Yes
8%
No
14%
Sensitivity was down, but I was not confident in the bond.
14%
The bond seemed fine, but I saw little or no change in sensitivity compared to using conventional total etch.
Which factor is most important to you when selecting a new bonding agent?
584 total votes
18%
Expert lecturers
59%
Long-term clinical trials in peer-reviewed dental literature
3%
Manufacturer's data and their internal clinical experts
13%
DentalTown's message boards
7%
Other
Do you bill insurances with code D9910 for the use of a desensitizer?
575 total votes
40%
Yes
60%
No
Do you give your hygienists a desensitizer to use?
566 total votes
55%
Yes
45%
No

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