Tooth pain can be very severe, but there is no need to suffer a toothache or even mere tooth sensitivity and reduce your quality of life. Our team at Now Dental can help you treat sensitive teeth with a variety of options. If you are struggling with tooth sensitivity, we invite you to learn more about the condition and its potential treatments.
There are many potential causes of tooth sensitivity, including tooth decay, tooth fracture, worn-down dental fillings or tooth enamel, gum disease or a vulnerable tooth root. The teeth are covered in a layer of tooth enamel that protects the teeth above the gum line. Underneath is a layer of tissue called “dentin,” which is full of miniscule hollow canals that can become sensitive to heat, cold and acidic foods if it is exposed by enamel erosion or gum recession.
As mentioned before, there are many causes of tooth sensitivity, which means we can offer a variety of solutions to correspond with the cause of hypersensitivity.
– Desensitizing toothpaste: Many patients find it helpful to brush with a desensitizing toothpaste that is full of compounds to prevent sensations from reaching the nerves of the teeth. You will need to apply the toothpaste several times in order to experience the results.
– Fluoride gel: The natural mineral fluoride helps to strengthen tooth enamel to increase its resistance against acid attacks that could result in cavities. Our dentist can provide a fluoride gel application following your dental checkup.
– Surgical gum grafting: A loss of gum tissue around the tooth root can result in tooth sensitivity, which means you may need to receive a piece of gum tissue from another area of your mouth that is then grafted over the exposed roots to reduce sensitivity.
– Root canal treatment: If other tooth sensitivity treatments are not sufficient for a severe condition, then our dentist may recommend that you receive root canal treatment to reduce tooth sensitivity and effectively treat the issue.
Prevention is always the most effective method. You can prevent tooth sensitivity by brushing your teeth twice per day using a fluoride toothpaste and soft-bristled toothbrush and flossing daily, as well as restricting your intake of acidic foods.
If you are worried about having tooth sensitivity in League City, Texas, please contact Now Dental at 832-932-3959 today for a consultation with Dr. Maxim Skormin.