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Teeth Sensitivity

Posted on 6/20/2022 by Thomas Plunkett DMD
Teeth SensitivityYou might have put food or a drink in your mouth and felt a sharp pain and discomfort in your teeth. That is what is referred to as tooth sensitivity. The pain is sudden but does not last long.

What causes tooth sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity results from thin teeth enamels. The enamel wears out due to several reasons. Using toothbrush with hard bristles can also erode your enamel. If you grind your teeth, you are likely to develop this condition. Taking acidic foods and drinks often is another cause.

Symptoms of tooth sensitivity

There are many things that trigger teeth sensitivity as stated below. The first one is hot or cold drinks and foods, sweet snacks, drinks or foods, acidic foods and beverages. Brushing and flossing teeth can also be a sensitivity trigger as well as mouth rinses containing alcohol.

Treatment for Tooth Sensitivity

The dentist will recommend some medication and a desensitizing toothpaste for mild cases. Fluoride can also be applied on the tooth enamel to strengthen it and decrease pain. If your sensitivity is caused by receding gums, good oral hygiene and applying little force when brushing will help. For severe gum recession, a surgical gum graft procedure is used for treatment.

For sensitivity caused by teeth grinding, you should try to avoid it during the day. Avoid caffeinated drinks and other things that cause grinding before going to bed. A mouthguard during the night is recommended if all these do not work and a root canal procedure is done if all other treatments are not effective.

To prevent recurring sensitivity after treatment, use a fluoride toothpaste and a soft bristled toothbrush to gently brush your teeth after meals. Avoid acidic drinks or use a straw when taking them. Use a mouthguard if you grind your teeth. For tooth sensitivity treatment call us to schedule an appointment at our clinic.

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Lakeland, FL 33813-3794


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