All we want is to enjoy some ice cream on a sunny day or eat hot ramen during a rainy night without having to experience sharp pain in our teeth. Living with sensitive teeth can be very annoying and even tormenting for some. If you suffer from sensitive teeth, in this article we discuss the available treatment for sensitive teeth in Stamford.
What causes sensitive teeth?
A worn tooth enamel or exposed tooth roots are the main causes of sensitive teeth also known as “dentin sensitivity”. Other than that, factors such as a cavity, cracked or chipped tooth, worn-out fillings, or gum disease can cause sensitivity as well. This pain is felt when our teeth are exposed to certain stimuli such as hot or cold temperatures. It can be temporary or chronic.
Sensitive teeth can affect either just one tooth or several teeth at the same time. Here are symptoms of sensitive teeth:
- Triggered by hot or cold food or beverages
- Triggered by sweet food or beverages
- Brushing and flossing causes discomfort
- Discomfort when using alcohol-based mouthwash
What are treatments available for sensitive teeth?
- Desensitizing toothpaste
Desensitizing toothpaste works to block pain associated with sensitive teeth. Your dentist can recommend which toothpaste can work best for you.
Fluoride is applied to the teeth areas that are sensitive. It helps to strengthen the tooth enamel and reduce pain.
- Desensitizing or bonding
Exposed root surface causes sensitivity to the tooth. This can be treated by applying bonding resin to the sensitive root surface.
- Surgical gum graft
This method is used to cover exposed roots by taking a small amount of gum tissue from elsewhere in your mouth and attached to the exposed area.
- Root canal
A root canal is the most optimum method to eliminate sensitivity on the tooth or teeth. The procedure treats problems in the tooth’s dental pulp.
If you have an underlying condition such as GERD or teeth grinding that causes sensitive teeth, it is advised that you get it treated before it causes more enamel loss.
If you are in Stamford and you are looking to get treatment for sensitive teeth. At Stamford Dental Spa we have trained and highly experienced professionals that can provide you with the proper dental care you and your loved ones need. Give us a call at (203) 324-7777 to book an appointment.