Sensitive teeth are irritating while trying to do daily things such as eating or drinking. We want to help you treat your teeth here at Heyen DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry so you can go about your day in ease. Each treatment depends on the origin, with which there are multiple treatments to choose from that your dentist may help in alleviating your discomfort.
– To correct decay or a flaw in the tooth, a crown, inlay, or bonding may be positioned. A material is placed to either correct or act as the tissue.
– Surgical gum grafts are used when the gum tissue is lost from the root. This condenses sensitivity while defending the root.
– Desensitizing toothpaste has compounds to prevent the spread of sensation from the tooth’s exterior to the nerve. This usually requires several treatments before your sensitivity decreases.
– Fluoride gel is like the desensitizing toothpaste but is used in the dentist office. It strengthens enamel and stops the sensation to transmit to the nerve.
– A root canal may be suggested by your dentist if other treatments don’t work. It is usually the last resort to treating persistent tooth sensitivity. The pulp from your tooth containing nerves and tissue is removed, cleaned, and then sealed.
Some other causes may include gum disease, worn tooth enamel or fillings, decay such as cavities, or exposed tooth root. Visiting your dentist will help decide which problem is causing your teeth to be sensitive.
Preventing sensitivity can be done with the proper oral care. Give us a call at 940-257-2522 here in Wichita Falls, Texas and we will be happy to answer your questions concerning your dental care. At Heyen DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we are excited to provide any information related to your teeth’s treatment and care.