Schedule an Appointment With Our Dentist Office if You Are Living With Sensitive Teeth

Posted on: October 7, 2014

dentist officeWe can treat your sensitive teeth in our dentist office and help you to feel better right away.  There are multiple ways you can help your teeth to feel better at home, but these should only be a temporary solution as they do not address what is causing the pain.  It is like taking Advil after breaking your ankle.  The pain may be relieved, but the reason for the pain remains and still needs to be treated.If you do want to try an at-home treatment, we recommend switching to a soft toothbrush and using desensitizing toothpaste.  If your teeth are sensitive due to a loss of enamel, the paste will help to seal up the pores inside of your dentin that contain nerve endings.  This prevents the nerve endings from sending pain signals to your brain.  The problem is that this is not a permanent solution so the pain will likely return.In our dentist office, we offer more comprehensive and lasting solutions for treating sensitive teeth that include:
  • Strengthening teeth.  We can use a fluoride solution to strengthen teeth.  This works because fluoride is a mineral so if the enamel is wearing away it will help to remineralize your teeth.
  • Treating cavities. If you have a cavity or several cavities, this will cause tooth pain.  We can remove the infected area and use the filling to strengthen the tooth.  Our fillings look natural so that no one can tell you had dental work done.
  • Fixing cracks and chips. You never know when your tooth may become damaged, and we offer restorative solutions in our dentist office.  Whether your tooth is cracked, chipped or broken in general, we can typically save it using a dental crown or dental veneer.
  • Removing bacteria.  If bacteria have settled underneath your gums, this can lead to gum disease.  Your gums can become swollen, bleed and start to hurt.  By removing the bacteria from under your gums, they will start to heal naturally.  If the disease has spread to the point where there are gaps in your gum tissue, we can perform a gum graft to close them up and protect your teeth.
  • Replacing a filling. If your filling wears away, your teeth can become sensitive.  This is normal and happens over time so ask about your fillings next time you have a dental exam.  We can replace them before they become so worn out that pain is created.
  • Sealing dentin.  If the enamel on your teeth has worn away, the dentin underneath will become exposed.  Dentin is full of tiny holes that contain nerve endings.  When you eat or brush your teeth things touch those nerve endings and the pain signal is sent to your brain.  We can use sealant on your teeth or perform a bonding procedure in order to close up those pores and keep your teeth from hurting.
If you have sensitive teeth, schedule an appointment with our dentist office so that we can help you to feel better right away.

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