If you’ve experienced sensitivity in your teeth when eating something very hot or very cold, then you know it can be a recurring and unpleasant problem. Sensitive teeth can make activities like brushing, eating and drinking cause a quick, sharp pain in your teeth. This dental issue is usually caused by worn enamel or exposed tooth roots, but there can be other factors as well. These include cavities, a cracked or chipped tooth, and old filling or potentially gum disease.
If you experience sensitivity in your teeth on a regular basis, we highly recommend scheduling an appointment with HomeTown Dental! Our experienced dentists can help determine what is causing your tooth sensitivity. Depending on what we find, here are some of the common treatments we recommend.
1. Desensitizing Toothpaste
After several brushings with desensitizing toothpaste, it can sometimes help block the pain associated with sensitive teeth. There are also other over-the-counter products that might help with the pain as well, but they rarely solve the underlying issue. Be sure to ask our dental experts what might work for you.
2. Fluoride Treatment
Depending on the situation, our dentists apply a fluoride treatment to the sensitive areas of your teeth. Fluoride can help strengthen the tooth enamel and reduce the pain. The dentist may also recommend using a prescription fluoride at home.
3. Surgical Gum Graft
If your tooth has lost gum tissue, and it’s causing the teeth sensitivity, a small amount of gum tissue can be taken from another part of your mouth and attached to the affected area. Gum tissue protects exposed roots in order to reduce sensitivity.
4. Root Canal
A root canal is a procedure that treats problems in the tooth’s softcore. Your HomeTown Dental dentist may recommend a root canal if your sensitive teeth are causing severe pain and other treatments haven’t worked. While root canals are considered a significant dental treatment, it is very effective for getting rid of tooth sensitivity.
If you’ve been experiencing sharp pains due to sensitive teeth, there’s no need to put up with the pain any longer. Our experienced dentists can help you find a solution. Schedule an appointment today at your local HomeTown Dental.
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