Sensitive Teeth Treatment
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Sensitive Teeth Treatment
If you have extremely sensitive teeth, you will not be able to eat what you want.
Tooth sensitivity is a common problem that is associated with discomfort or pain in the teeth when eating certain foods and exposed to extreme temperatures.
The pain is often sharp and sudden, and often – recurring.
Fortunately, sensitive teeth can be treated, and the pain can be addressed.
Causes of Sensitive Teeth
Here are the some of the causes of sensitive teeth:
Brushing your teeth too hard may wear away the tooth enamel.
If you brush faster than your floss, you may need to change that habit in order to save your tooth enamel.
Lack of twice-daily hygiene routine
Failing to properly brush, floss and rinse your teeth promote tartar build-up along the gumline to the point that only your dentist can remove it.
You may not notice that your gums begin to recede from your teeth. If it happens, your are exposing sensitive nerve branches living in the tooth’s root.
If you frequently consume bitter or sour food and drinks, this could contribute to stripping away tooth enamel.
Check your diet for highly acidic foods and beverages, limit your intake of these foods, drink with a straw, and rinse your mouth with water after consuming them.
Sugary treats such as candies and cakes can promote bacteria to grow, leading to eroded gums that expose sensitive areas of teeth.
Treatment for Sensitive Teeth
Teeth sensitivity never really disappear; the symptoms may reduce or even seem to go away for a while.
Unless the reason teeth became sensitive is eliminated, the sensitivity will keep recurring.
Listed below are home treatments suggested by your Hoppers Crossing dentist.
- Desensitising toothpaste. There are brands of toothpaste available for the sensitive teeth. To make sure, call or see your Hoppers Crossing dentist and find out which works for you.
- Use a soft-bristled toothbrush with a small head.
- Avoid highly acidic foods and beverages.
- Use a fluoride-containing mouthwash daily.
- Avoid teeth grinding. Consider getting a mouthguard if you do.
Also, the following are some dental procedures that may reduce tooth sensitivity:
- Dental bonding, crowns or inlays. This can fix flaws or decay-causing sensitivity
- Fluoride gel or varnish
- Surgical gum graft. This will protect the tooth root and reduce sensitivity if the gum tissue has eroded from the source
- Root canal treatment. The last-resort treatment for serious tooth sensitivity that has not been helped by other methods
Sensitive Teeth Treatment in Hoppers Crossing
Don’t let teeth sensitivity stop you from doing what you love!
If you have sensitive teeth, visit us at Sayers Dental Aesthetics & Implants to find out the cause of the problem. We offer various treatment options for sensitive teeth to keep your smile pain- and worry-free.
For more information about sensitive teeth treatment in Hoppers Crossing, call us on (03) 9749 1178 or visit us at 483 Sayers Road in Hoppers Crossing.
We are located at 483 Sayers Road in Hoppers Crossing.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why are my teeth suddenly sensitive?
- Exposure to extreme temperatures
- Gum recession
- Dental erosion
- Tooth decay
- Gum infection
- Cracked tooth or restoration
- Sinus infection
- Grinding or clenching
- Teeth bleaching products
Does mouthwash help sensitive teeth?
Are there natural remedies for sensitive teeth?
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