Say Goodbye to Tooth Sensitivity

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Understanding Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity is a common dental issue experienced by many people. It can be triggered by hot, cold, sweet, or acidic foods and beverages, or even cold air and tooth brushing.


Causes of Tooth Sensitivity:

  • Enamel erosion: Consuming acidic foods or drinks, brushing too hard, or grinding your teeth can lead to the erosion of tooth enamel, exposing the dentin underneath.
  • Gum recession: Age, aggressive tooth brushing, or gum disease can cause gums to recede, leaving the tooth roots exposed and vulnerable to sensitivity.
  • Tooth decay: Cavities and tooth decay can make teeth more sensitive to temperature changes and pressure.
  • Cracked or chipped teeth: Damaged teeth can cause sensitivity and discomfort when biting or chewing.
  • Dental treatments: Some dental procedures, such as teeth whitening or fillings, can temporarily increase tooth sensitivity.

Potential Solutions:

  • Desensitising toothpaste: Toothpaste formulated to help reduce tooth sensitivity by blocking the pain signals from exposed nerve endings.
  • Fluoride treatments: Professional fluoride applications can help strengthen tooth enamel and reduce sensitivity.
  • Dental bonding: A tooth-colored resin material can be applied to the exposed tooth root to protect it from sensitivity.
  • Dental sealants: A protective coating can be applied to the chewing surfaces of teeth to help prevent further enamel erosion.
  • Root canal treatment: In cases of severe tooth sensitivity, a root canal treatment may be recommended to remove the inflamed or infected pulp and eliminate sensitivity.

If you are experiencing tooth sensitivity, book an appointment today to determine the most appropriate treatment for your specific needs.

Read more about tooth sensitivity types and causes at our latest blog article here.