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Treatment Options for Sensitive Teeth

Posted on 1/15/2024 by Weo Admin
Image of a woman smiling, looking at the mirror. Tooth sensitivity occurs when the tooth surface or enamel has deteriorated, exposing the dentin layer. Dentin hypersensitivity can also arise because of gum recession or a cracked tooth. If someone has sensitive teeth, their oral functions become compromised. They cannot eat, brush, or drink cold or hot foods without discomfort. Tooth sensitivity can sometimes subside on its own, depending on the severity of the condition. However, it mostly requires medical attention to deal with the underlying causes. Here are a few treatment options available for sensitive teeth.

Root Canal Treatment

Our dentist may recommend root canal treatment if dentin hypersensitivity stems from dental pulp issues. This procedure aims to decontaminate a sensitive tooth by removing damaged or infected tissues. It is one of the most effective methods for dealing with tooth sensitivity.

Dental Crowns

Sometimes, your teeth might become over-sensitive because of cracks and chippings. The enamel might be in a bad state, so the only option is to restore it with a dental crown. These tooth caps cover damaged teeth to reduce sensitivity and rejuvenate your dazzling smile. They are artificial, meaning they do not have any connected tissues that can heighten sensitivity.

Gum Graft

Another way to treat sensitive teeth is through gum grafts. If a tooth has lost adequate gum tissue, it will expose the root, increasing the likelihood of dentin sensitivity. A gum graft procedure involves transplanting gum tissue from a healthy part and sealing the affected site to reduce sensitivity.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a cosmetic dentistry procedure for fixing cracked or chipped teeth. It entails sealing the damaged tooth with resin materials to conceal dental imperfections. It can also help reduce tooth sensitivity by covering exposed roots.

Desensitizing Toothpaste and Mouthwashes

Depending on the severity of your condition, we may recommend desensitizing toothpaste and mouthwashes to reverse the effects of tooth sensitivity. These dental products are ideal for temporary teeth sensitivity caused by changes in temperature or inconsistent oral hygiene practices. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our resident dentist.

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