Sensitive teeth can make seemingly normal activities a complete pain. You may feel the pain while enjoying your favorite ice cream, enjoying ice-cold water on a summer day, or even when having hot soup. No matter the case, sensitivity is right there and ready to attack. Hot and cold are like stimuli for sensitive teeth. When the stimuli enter the mouth, you may feel a short pain in your teeth. Luckily there are explanations for this occurrence.
Reasons Why Your Teeth Could Be Sensitive
Here are some of the top causes of teeth sensitivity:
- Gum Recession
- Enamel Erosion
- Cracked Tooth
- Receeding Gums
- Exposure to Cold/Hot
- Teeth Whitening Products
- Sinus Infection
- Dental Procedures
- Gum Infection
- Grinding Jaw
No matter your reason, there are things that can be done to combat sensitive teeth. Depending on your specific circumstance, your dentist may recommend various things.
How Can I Reduce/Treat Teeth Sensitivity
Here are a few different things a dentist may recommend to combat tooth sensitivity:
- Flouride – Having a dentist apply flouride to sensitive teeth will help strengthen enamel. With tooth enamel stregthened, pain is reduced. Your dentist may also prescribe you floride you use at home.
- Special Toothpaste – After consistent use of desensitising toothpaste, toothpaste for sensitive teeth, your condition will improve. These toothpastes can have the ability to block the pain that comes with sensitive teeth. The important thing is that you use it completely in place of regular toothpaste.
- Gum Graft – In some cases, the tooth root loses gum tissue. If this happens, a gum graft can be put in place to protect exposed roots and directly reduce tooth sensitivity.
- Bonding – Sometimes, exposed root can be treated by covering the tooth with resin bonding. This will act like a protection shield to the tooth.
There are many different ways to treat tooth sensitivity. Consult our experienced dentist who will advise you on the best treatment for your situation. If you have any questions at all, schedule an appointment with us for more information.