Tooth sensitivity is the worst. It’s hard to eat, drink, and accomplish daily functions. Unfortunately, there are many causes of tooth sensitivity. That’s why it’s important to seek dental advice as soon as possible. Worn or fractured tooth enamel, cavities, dental erosion due to acidic foods and beverages, an eating disorder or gastric reflux, or gum recession can all be contributing factors or major causes. Our team of dentists in Hampton, VA, can help you identify the source of your sensitivity and prescribe a proper method of treatment. Here are some possible treatments that they may recommend:
-Covering Exposed Roots: If gum recession is part of the sensitivity in your teeth, your dentist may apply a sealant over your exposed roots to protect them.
-Desensitizing toothpaste: This toothpaste can actually block the nerves that cause sensitivity. Apply it consistently for best results.
-Fluoride: If the cause of your sensitivity is dental erosion, fluoride will help rebuild your lost enamel. This will help reduce, or eliminate, the pain.
-Root Canal: If your sensitivity in one tooth is severe and other treatments just aren’t working, your tooth’s pulp (located at the center of the tooth) may be damaged. In this case, we may recommend a root canal.
After you’ve received treatment, be aware that your sensitivity may return if you fail to take care of your teeth. That’s why it’s important to brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day. Make sure to brush gently and use desensitizing or fluoride toothpaste.
Call Morrison Dental Group in the Hampton Roads area today for tooth sensitivity treatment in Hampton, VA, at 757-850-2100. We are happy to help!