Dealing with Tooth Sensitivity? Our Practice Can Help!

March 25, 2024

Are you finding it hard to enjoy a frosty treat or sip a hot beverage without experiencing sharp dental pain? If so, our dental practice is here for you. As experienced providers of care, we'll work with you to identify the cause of your discomfort and deliver personalized treatment to alleviate your symptoms and restore your oral health.

Did you know that close to 40 million adults in the United States experience some level of tooth sensitivity? Most individuals affected fall between the ages of 20 and 50. Depending on the underlying cause, this sensitivity can affect a single tooth or several. For many people, their daily routines are significantly impacted, with avoidance of cold foods, use of straws to drink, or keeping lips together in cold weather becoming the norm.

Common Sources of Tooth Sensitivity

  • Exposed and sensitive dentin due to gum recession and periodontal disease
  • Wearing away of healthy tooth structure from habits such as aggressive tooth brushing or teeth grinding
  • Chemical erosion of teeth from a diet high in acidic food or beverage.
  • Overuse of teeth whitening agents.
  • Health issues like dry mouth, acid reflux, and eating disorders can also contribute to irritated dentin and tooth sensitivity.

Diagnosing the Issue & Crafting a Treatment Plan

The first step in managing tooth sensitivity is determining the underlying cause of your discomfort. A sharp, stinging pain in a tooth can stem from any number of dental problems, including cavities, cracked teeth, worn fillings, gum recession, worn tooth enamel, exposed tooth roots, or temporary effects following recent dental procedures.

Once our dental practitioners have determined that you're suffering from dentin hypersensitivity, we'll recommend a customized treatment plan. There are a variety of regimens available to alleviate discomfort, including both in-office services and products for at-home use.

Of course, maintaining good oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups are essential for preventing gum recession and the development of dentin hypersensitivity. Our dental office will guide you on proper brushing and flossing techniques to prevent erosion of healthy tooth structure.

We may also recommend incorporating a specialized desensitizing toothpaste into your daily oral care routine. Desensitizing toothpaste usually requires multiple applications over time to effectively alleviate discomfort.

If desensitizing toothpaste proves insufficient, there are additional therapeutic options available. These include fluoride gel and other topical desensitizing agents. In more severe cases, advanced dental procedures may be necessary. Treatment might involve the placement of a filling or other dental restoration to seal off sensitive dentin, a surgical gum graft to cover exposed tooth roots, or even a root canal if the hypersensitivity persists despite other interventions.

It's Time to Say Goodbye to Tooth Sensitivity!

There's no reason for you to let tooth sensitivity hinder your life. Our dental practice can help. Contact us today, and together we'll work on a plan to alleviate your discomfort.

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