Sensitive Teeth Treatment
Also known as dentine hypersensitivity, you can say you have sensitive teeth if you feel pain or discomfort while consuming food or drinks. Usually, sensitivity is developed to anything hot, cold or sour. On a higher note, hot or cold water, as well as the wind, can also cause sensations in your tooth.
The main reason why this happens is because the enamel (the outermost layer of the tooth) starts eroding due to infection. Even though there are toothpaste and preventive measures available, it is important for you to visit a dentist in such situations.
Another cause of this sensitivity is receding of the gums that protect your dentine (the sensitive middle layer of the tooth).
Causes of Gaining Sensitive Teeth?
Why does your enamel or gum suddenly start erupting from the surface? What leads to the exposure of the dentine and developing sensitive teeth?
Following are the possible answers to the above questions:
- Brushing too aggressively
- Decay of tooth due to infection
- Disease of the gums
- Tooth grinding
- Cracking or breaking teeth due to infection or accidents
- Damage of tooth fillingsWhen any of these lead to sensitive teeth, you face a problem with anything of an extreme temperature coming in contact with your teeth. It could be water, beverage, wind or food. even the bristles of your brush might start disturbing you as the exposed dentine is soft.
How To Treat Sensitive Teeth
Depending on the cause of developing sensitivity and the damage done to your teeth, any of the following treatments might be prescribed:
Using a desensitizing toothpaste: These toothpaste block the pain that sensitive teeth face.
Tooth fillings: If your roots too start getting exposed, fillings may be necessary to curb the damage.
Dental bonding: This mode of treatment is used if the surface of your roots is exposed.
Surgical gum: Your mouth has a gum tissue, some of which is removed and placed on the exposed part of the tooth. This seals the root and reduces sensitivity.
Root canal treatment: If your sensitivity has become extremely severe and has damaged the exposed roots, treating the root canal becomes necessary.
Solutions for Sensitive Teeth at Wellington Point Dental
Anyone can be prone to sensitive teeth. We, at Wellington Point Dental, prioritize your oral health and hence provide you with the following precautionary measures:
Reducing the consumption of acidic foods and beverages can prevent erosion of the enamel or gums.
Your toothbrush can have soft bristles which will be helpful in keeping your teeth and gums healthy.
You should neither brush less nor overbrush your teeth. Ensure they’re always clean and remain resilient.
Our dentists at Wellington have several years of experience and the most upgraded tools and equipment to perform dental procedures. We believe in providing efficient, safe and pain-free treatments to our patients and ensuring they are not infected in the future.
If you are facing any problems in your mouth, you may call us on 07 3207 3911 for further inquiry or an appointment.
Our address- 7/391 Main Road, Wellington Point, Qld 4160, Australia