When you have sensitive teeth, you may experience tenderness when eating or drinking. Here at Finesse Dental Care, we want to help you treat your teeth so you can go about your day in ease. Each treatment depends on the source, and there are multiple treatments to choose from that your dentist may help to alleviate discomfort.
– A root canal is typically the last resort to treating tooth sensitivity if it is persistent. Your pulp from the tooth containing nerves and tissue is removed, cleaned, and sealed. Your dentist may suggest this as a solution if other treatments do not work.
– To correct decay or a flaw in the tooth, a crown, inlay, or bonding may be positioned. These all involve the placing of a material to correct the issue.
– Surgical gum grafts are used when the gum tissue is lost from the root. This reduces sensitivity while defending the root.
– Desensitizing toothpaste contains compounds to prevent the spread of sensation from the tooth’s surface to the nerve. This usually requires several applications before your sensitivity decreases.
– Fluoride gel is used in the office to strengthen enamel and, like desensitizing toothpaste, prevent the sensation transmission to the nerve.
Other probable causes may include worn tooth enamel or fillings, decay (cavities), gum disease, or exposed tooth root. Visiting your dentist will help discern which problem you may have.
Preventing sensitivity to the teeth can be done with the proper oral hygiene, so give us a call at (805) 742-4749 here in Westlake Village, California and we will be happy to answer your questions concerning your dental care. Here at Finesse Dental Care, we are happy to provide any information related to the care and treatment of your teeth.