Teeth Sensitivity Treatments
People with sensitive teeth may feel a sharp, short-lived discomfort in their teeth when engaging in activities such as brushing and eating and drinking. Teeth that are very sensitive are usually the result of weakened dental enamel or exposed root surfaces that have been worn down over time. A toothache may be caused by a cavity, a broken or chipped tooth or an old filling, but it can also be caused by gum disease.
Visit All Kind Smiles if you have sensitive teeth. There may be other explanations for your tooth discomfort that Dr. Pogodzinski or Dr. Blanco can uncover or rule out. We may suggest the following treatments depending on the situation:
- Toothpaste that reduces sensitivity. Pain from sensitive teeth may be alleviated by multiple applications of desensitizing toothpaste. There are several over-the-counter medicines. Consult with your dentist to determine which product is most appropriate for your needs.
- Fluoride Treatments. Oral health benefits from fluoride treatments are well-known and widely used in dentistry. Keeping teeth strong and guarding against decay are the fundamental goals of fluoridation. Fluoride strengthens tooth enamel when it is given directly to the teeth. Fluoride is probably already present in your daily life, even if you aren’t aware of it. Fluoride is added to standard toothpaste and mouthwash in most large American cities and towns. Patients with sensitive teeth may benefit from further expert fluoride treatments. After a dental exam, a fluoride treatment may help strengthen enamel and lessen the sensitivity of teeth.
- When it comes to sensitive teeth, dental bonding is a viable option. One of the many dental issues that dental bonding can address is tooth sensitivity. If you suffer from tooth sensitivity, dental bonding might help keep the enamel safe from the extremes of heat and cold. Using the extra layer of composite covering, dental bonding will protect the enamel by keeping extreme temperatures away from it. When a composite resin is applied, it will adhere to the enamel and protect it from any harm or irritation. The sensation of sensitivity to hot or cold foods and beverages is unpleasant. A dental bonding procedure might shield your teeth from this pain. You might need to use a local anesthetic.
- Gum graft. Gum tissue from another part of your mouth can be used to patch up a tooth root that has lost its protective covering. In addition to reducing tooth sensitivity, this can help prevent gum disease and improve the patient’s overall oral health.
- Root canal. A root canal, which treats issues in the tooth’s soft core, may be recommended by your dentist if other treatments fail to relieve your sensitive teeth’s pain (dental pulp). Despite the fact that it may appear like a significant therapy, the most successful method of eradicating tooth sensitivity is this one..
Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste to prevent sensitive teeth from returning, and floss every day. Instead of scrubbing vigorously or harshly, use moderate strokes, and stay away from abrasive toothpaste.
By regularly seeing us at All Kind Smiles we can monitor your teeth and any sensitivities that may arise Be sure to give us a call at 414-475-0588 or book online for your next appointment.