Tooth sensitivity can be a drag. It hurts when eating things like your favorite ice cream or drinking an ice cold soda. It can also be a good thing because the pain is letting you know there is an issue wrong with your tooth. You could be on the verge of losing a filling, gum disease, having a fractured tooth, worn enamel, as well as exposed roots. There are treatments available for all these things.
– Desensitizing toothpaste: This kind of toothpaste is very helpful it contains compounds in the paste that help keep painful sensations at bay after a few uses.
– Fluoride gel: Using this will build up the minerals in your teeth, which strengthens your enamel and blocking the pathway to the tooth’s nerve.
– Dental work: Treatments like dental crowns and dental veneers can reduce tooth sensitivity and tooth decay while also adding cosmetic value. Surgical gum graft: This treatment will help if your gums have pulled down to expose the roots. A gum graft will restore your gums back into place to protect tooth’s root and eliminate your tooth sensitivity.
– Root canal therapy: This is used if none of the others work. It will remove the tooth’s sensitivity.
To learn more about tooth sensitivity, we at Wyandotte Family Dental in Wyandotte, Michigan, are here to answer any questions that you may have. Call today to schedule an appointment with our dentists, Drs. Cleereman and Veizaj.