Advanced Dental Care of Mount Dora
3555 North Highway 19A, Mount Dora, FL 32757

Treatment Options for Sensitive Teeth

Sensitive Teeth

The sting of sensitive teeth and gums can lead to searing pain that can make even the simplest tasks uncomfortable. Biting into hot foods, sipping cold beverages, and brushing or flossing can leave you reeling with pain. Sensitive teeth may be caused by exposed tooth roots, worn tooth enamel, or dental procedures, such as bleaching your teeth. However, some cases are much more serious; cavities and chipped or broken teeth can also cause the same uncomfortable sensation. There are a variety of treatment options for sensitive teeth – don’t wait to get treatment, it could impact the long-term health and well being of your smile.

If you are experiencing tooth pain, start by visiting your family dentistry expert. Your dentist can help you identify underlying causes of your sensitive teeth and gums and develop an affordable dental care treatment plan. Treatment plan options may include:

Toothpaste specially designed for sensitive teeth. With consistent use, desensitizing toothpaste can help reduce discomfort associated with sensitive teeth.

Fluoride treatment. Talk to your dentist about fluoride treatments for sensitive teeth. Fluoride helps to strengthen tooth enamel and reduce pain when applied to the sensitive areas of your teeth.

Repair exposed root surfaces. Receding gums may be the cause of your sensitive teeth, in which case your dentist can apply a sealant over the exposed roots to reduce sensitivity.

Root canal. If the cause of your sensitive teeth is deep rooted, stemming from the tooth’s soft core (also called dental pulp), a root canal may be necessary to address issues and reduce pain.

While medical history makes some individuals susceptible to sensitive teeth and gums, others can take steps to prevent tooth sensitivity, or at least avoid recurrence. First, remember that basic habits of good dental care are always important. Brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush. Floss at least once per day. Be careful to brush your teeth in a gentle, circular motion—avoid harsh up-and-down scrubbing or using abrasive toothpastes. Excessive brushing and flossing can also lead to sensitive teeth. Some patients suffer from sensitive teeth due to grinding the teeth or clenching the jaw. Ask your dentist about a mouth guard to prevent damage.

Acidic foods and drinks, such as carbonated beverages, citrus fruits, wine, and yogurt, can erode the tooth enamel. Avoid these foods and drinks whenever possible; at the very least, opt to drink acidic liquids through a straw to limit contact with your teeth. Drinking water or milk following consumption of acidic foods can reduce softening of the tooth enamel that contributes to sensitive teeth.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Mount Dora, call Advanced Dental Care of Mount Dora today at (352) 729-3668 or make an appointment.

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