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Ways to Help Manage Sensitive Teeth

Posted on 6/23/2018 by Boeckel
Sensitive Teeth Lisa Gitelson, DMD OR 97224-3790Sensitive teeth are not fun. It can make it hard to enjoy many things. Hot food, cold food, and trying to take a deep breath can bring with it twinges of pain and discomfort.

Sensitive teeth are the result of different problems.

Worn tooth enamel, erosion of the tooth and broken teeth are just some of the reasons for sensitive teeth. There are things that you can do to manage the issues that surround sensitive teeth.

Dental Treatment Options

There are several options for managing sensitive teeth. The decision about what to do depends on how big the problems are. The first options are for minor irritations.

•  Desensitizing Toothpaste - This product can help desensitize the teeth It allows you to do the things that would other cause discomfort.
•  Fluoride - Applying fluoride to the sensitive teeth can help rebuild the enamel and prevent the pain.

For more serious problems there are other options to turn to.

•  Bonding - Applying bonding resin an over the sensitive areas.
•  Gum Graft - If the sensitive tooth is a result of a loss of gum tissue, exposing the root the use of a graft can help resolve the problem.
•  Root Canal - For serious issues this procedure can provide relief It is probably the most effective form of treatment for sensitive teeth.

Many ignore the issues of sensitive teeth. They grin and bear the pain and discomfort they feel. They may try the desensitizing toothpaste or other products on their own.

The best thing a person can do when they have signs of a sensitive tooth to manage the pain and discomfort is to see a dental professional.

Our offices can provide you with the best ways to manage sensitive teeth and to prevent more problems at a later time.

If you or anyone you know is dealing with sensitive teeth or any other dental issues, take a moment and contact our offices. We are always ready to provide you with information and help to keep a healthy smile.









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