Tooth sensitivity is a common problem associated with discomfort or pain in the teeth when eating certain foods and/or exposed to extreme temperatures.
The pain is often sharp, sudden, and recurring.
Good thing, sensitive teeth can be treated, and the pain can be addressed.
Causes of Teeth Sensitivity
Brushing your teeth too hard may wear down the tooth enamel.
If you brush faster than you floss, you may need to change that habit in order to save your tooth enamel.
Lack of proper hygiene routine
Failing to execute a proper oral hygiene routine promotes tartar build-up along the gumline to the point that only a dentist can remove it.
You may not notice your gums begin to move away from your teeth. If it happens, you are exposing the sensitive nerve branches living in the tooth’s root.
Frequent consumption of bitter or sour food and drinks could contribute to stripping away the tooth enamel.
Check your diet for acidic foods and beverages, limit your consumption, drink with a straw, and rinse your mouth with water after.
Sugary treats like candies and cakes can promote bacteria to grow, leading to eroded gums that expose sensitive areas of teeth.
Treatment for Sensitive Teeth
Teeth sensitivity do not really disappear; the symptoms may tame down or even seem to go away for a while.
Unless the cause of teeth sensitivity is eliminated, it will keep coming back.
Here are home treatments suggested by your Wantirna South dentist:
- Desensitising toothpaste. There are toothpastes made for sensitive teeth. To make sure, call or see your Wantirna South dentist and find out which product may work for you.
- Use a soft-bristled toothbrush with a small head.
- Avoid acidic foods and beverages.
- Use a fluoride-containing mouthwash every day.
- Consider getting a protective mouthguard if you grind your teeth.
The following are some dental procedures that may reduce the effects of tooth sensitivity:
- Dental bonding, crowns or inlays can fix flaws or decay-causing sensitivity
- Fluoride gel or varnish
- A surgical gum graft can protect the tooth root and reduce sensitivity if the gum tissue has eroded from the source
- Root canal treatment is the last-resort treatment for serious tooth sensitivity that has not been helped by other methods
Sensitive Teeth Treatment in Wantirna South
Don’t let teeth sensitivity keep you from doing what you love!
If you have sensitive teeth, visit us at Dr Sachdeva’s dental clinic to find out the cause of the problem.
We provide various treatment options for sensitive teeth to keep your smile pain- and worry-free.
To learn more about our sensitive teeth treatments, ask your Wantirna South dentist.
Call us at (03) 9800 2338. We are located at 87 Stud Road in Wantirna South.