Sensitive Teeth Treatment
Are your teeth sensitive to temperatures that are cold or hot?
Here’s what you need to know about teeth that are sensitive.
You know what it’s like to suffer from tooth sensitivity if you’ve ever had a hot drink or a cold ice cream cone only to feel a sudden, stinging sensation in your teeth.
Responsive teeth can occur to anyone. But to tackle the root of the problem, proper diagnosis is necessary. Contact us to schedule a checkup if you’re struggling with sensitive teeth, and let’s see what ‘s going on.
What causes sensitive teeth?
When your tooth enamel wears down, your teeth become sensitive, revealing the underlying surface called “dentin.”
Dentin comprises thousands of microscopic channels that provide direct access to your tooth pulp, including blood vessels and nerves, while enamel serves as a protective shield. To enter these nerves, heat and cold will pass through these pathways, causing pain and sensitivity.
So, what causes enamel to wear down?
- Gum disease
- Gum recession
- Tooth decay
- Cracked or broken teeth
- Brushing too hard (or using a hard-bristled toothbrush)
- Tooth clenching and grinding
How to care for your enamel?
For 2 minutes, brush your teeth 2x a day, floss 1x a day, and keep up with your regular dental checkups and cleanings as directed.
At-home daily treatment for sensitive teeth
Schedule an appointment if your teeth are sensitive and are causing pain. An underlying issue can exist that needs to be addressed before it can lead to other problems.
Try these home care tips in addition to your doctor-recommended instructions:
- (Always use a gentle toothbrush) Don’t brush too hard.
- Using toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth
- Stop acidic food and beverages
- Pick snacks such as fruits and vegetables
- Using a straw to drink hot and cold drinks
- (Consider a night guard) Unclench your teeth
- Take a break from bleaching teeth
How to treat tooth that is too sensitivity
In order to treat sensitive teeth, you need to know what’s going on in the mouth first. For example, you can need laser treatment, a gum graft, or other periodontal treatment if gum disease or gum recession is to blame.
The best options for dental health are customized to your situation. We can help, regardless of whether you experience moderate or advanced sensitivity. Schedule a periodontal appointment at our Dental Clinic at Bandra,Mumbai.
Following are answers to some frequently asked questions about Sensitive Teeth.
Is it Bad to have sensitive teeth?
Although it is typically not an emergency problem, sensitive teeth are also a symptom of a bigger problem with dental health. Extra, nobody wants to be in pain to live! Be sure to speak with your periodontist about tooth sensitivity so that you can establish the right treatment plan.
Is tooth sensitivity going to go away?
Only for a few moments do you experience the sharp, short pain, usually after eating something hot or cold (and sometimes under pressure). You’re probably suffering from toothache, not sensitive teeth, whether your teeth are throbbing or in pain. You may reduce the feeling or help it go away entirely, depending on the cause, with proper care and treatment.
Will tooth enamel grow back again?
Tooth enamel is the body’s toughest tissue, but it can not be regenerated. You can “remineralize” your enamel, however, as well as find other solutions to guarantee that your teeth remain solid, safe, and durable.
Is the whitening of teeth for sensitive teeth bad?
Many therapies for at-home teeth whitening cause temporary tooth sensitivity or discomfort. If you already suffer from sensitive teeth, until you have discussed it with our team of dental health providers, avoid over-the-counter teeth whitening treatments.