Tooth sensitivity can be annoying, especially when you can’t eat your favorite ice cream or drink coffee. It’s a fairly common issue that takes hold in many smiles in the world. The causes include things like tooth decay, worn fillings, gum disease, fractured teeth, worn tooth enamel, and exposed tooth roots. Because there are so many things that cause tooth sensitivity, there are many treatments, some of which are:
– Desensitizing toothpaste: Desensitizing toothpaste is very helpful because the compounds in the paste will keep sensations away from your tooth after you have applied the toothpaste a few times.
– Fluoride gel: Fluoride can build up the minerals in your teeth, so it is a beneficial treatment that can strengthen your tooth enamel and block the pathway to your tooth’s nerve.
– Dental work: There are many dental treatments that can help reduce sensitivity, like a dental crown, dental veneers, and dental bonding. These treatments can be used to correct a cosmetic flaw in the tooth or eliminate tooth decay.
– Surgical gum graft: Gum grafts can help if your gums have receded and exposed the roots. The treatment will put your gums back into their proper place so they protect the root of the tooth and reduce your tooth sensitivity.
– Root canal therapy: Root canal treatment is used if the other treatments fail. However, this treatment will be sure to remove the tooth sensitivity.
To learn more about these options for treating tooth sensitivity, our Carp Dental team encourages you to call our office in Norristown, Pennsylvania, today and schedule an appointment with our dentists, Dr. Carp, Dr. Oh, Dr. Yu, and Dr. Goldwater! We are here to help you gain the treatment you need to eliminate your tooth sensitivity.