Sensitive Teeth Treatment
Sensitive Teeth Treatment Cheltenham
Can’t enjoy ice cream on a hot day? If so, you may have sensitive teeth. Possible causes of your sensitive teeth may include:
- Tooth decay (cavities)
- Fractured teeth
- Worn fillings
- Gum disease
- Worn tooth enamel
- Exposed tooth root
Sensitivity To Hot And Cold Solution
Sensitivity is mostly due to cavities present in the teeth. Some may be visible, some not so.
At times, it can also be due to enamel wear, or receding gums.
Depending on the cause, of sensitivity, the treatments could vary from the use of sensitive toothpaste to the filling of cavities.
Prevent Sensitive Teeth
While home remedies can temporarily relieve symptoms, there are some things you can do to prevent more damage to your teeth.
Prevention methods include the following:
- maintaining a good oral hygiene routine to keep your teeth and mouth clean
- using a soft-headed brush to prevent irritation and abrasions
- limiting the amount of acidic foods and beverages intake to prevent eroding the tooth enamel
- scheduling regular dental visits with your Cheltenham dentist
- using a night guard if you grind your teeth
Sensitive Teeth Treatment in Cheltenham
If your tooth sensitivity is making it difficult to eat, talk to your Cheltenham dentist about finding a solution.
You should also schedule an appointment with your Cheltenham dentist if you experience symptoms of cavities or potential root damage so you can receive treatment immediately and prevent complications.
We are located at Suite C, 151 Centre Dandenong Road in Cheltenham.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is tooth sensitivity?
Tooth sensitivity often described as a “tooth twinge”, “toothache” or “sore teeth” most frequently occurs when exposed to hot or cold temperatures.
You may also feel discomfort when consuming sweet or sour food and beverages, or when you brush your teeth and rinse with cold water.
Tooth sensitivity may be a sign of a hidden dental problem. Please consult your Cheltenham dentist.
What causes tooth sensitivity?
Under the teeth enamel and inside the dentin are nerves. When enamel erosion occurs, and the dentin is exposed, these nerves cause pain when exposed to heat, cold and pressure.
In many instances, finding out the cause of sensitivity starts with determining the cause of dentin being exposed, which might be the result of a cavity or damaged tooth.
How are sensitive teeth treated?
The treatment for sensitivity depends on the cause.
If the problem is gum disease or gum recession, your Cheltenham dentist might recommend an antibacterial toothpaste and mouthwash and a scale and clean and root planing to address the issue.
If it is due to a damaged tooth, a crown can be placed over the tooth. If there is a tooth infection, then a root canal treatment might be necessary.