If you have tooth sensitivity, you may find that daily activities such as eating and drinking can result in discomfort. Many preexisting conditions can become causes of tooth sensitivity, which is why you should visit the dentist right away to receive advice on the proper course of treatment. Our team can help you better understand the tooth sensitivity cause and determine which treatments are optimal for your condition.
Common issues that can cause you to experience tooth sensitivity include cavities, lack of tooth enamel, tooth erosion, eating disorder, gum recession and gastric reflux. If you have developed a condition of sensitive teeth, you can try the following treatments to improve discomfort:
– Desensitizing toothpaste: Drs. Kinney, Musser and Kinney can offer recommendations on types of desensitising toothpastes, which operate by blocking tooth nerves to prevent sensitivity in the teeth. This toothpaste needs to be applied regularly to notice optimal results.
– Fluoride application: The loss of tooth enamel can often lead to sensitivity, but applying more fluoride to the teeth can help keep the tooth enamel in good shape. Brushing with a fluoridated toothpaste is one of the easiest ways to increase your fluoride intake.
– Root canal treatment: If only one of your teeth are feeling sensitive, it could indicate that the tooth pulp has become infected. To treat this condition, you may need to undergo root canal treatment to preserve the tooth.
It’s important to continually take good care of your teeth with brushing and flossing so that they don’t become sensitive again. If you have further questions about tooth sensitivity treatment in Woodbury, Minnesota, call Art & Science Family Dentistry at 651-739-1894 today!