Sensitivity in teeth is actually very common, but having sensitivity can seriously impact our lives day to day. Daily activities such as brushing, eating and drinking can cause us to have short, sharp bursts of pain in our mouths. If you are having issues with sensitivity you should always visit your dentist in Stevenage to check you haven’t got a more serious underlying issue.
Why does teeth sensitivity happen?
Often our tooth enamel can weaken and wear out tooth enamel or exposed tooth roots – when the root is exposed that’s when teeth get sensitive and sore. If you are looking to try and help get back your teeth to pre sensitivity there are a few different things to try.
What can I do to treat tooth sensitivity?
The most readily available option would be to purchase a desensitising toothpaste. Several days of using this can help block the pain caused by sensitive teeth. There are many, many different brands and products you can purchase over the counter. Most super markets, pharmacies have lots of options or you could go online and see what you can purchase from online venders.
If you visit your dentist in Stevenage they may apply fluoride. If fluoride is applied to the sensitive areas of your teeth it can help to strengthen the enamel. You could also be prescribed fluoride to put in trays and apply at home.
If in a more severe case exposed root surfaces can be treated by a dentist apply a bonding resin to the sensitive root surface. If this procedure were to take place you might find you need a local anaesthetic.
If you find your tooth root as lost gum tissue, your dentist could take a part of your gum from another area and graft it to the area of your gum affected.
Finally there are root canal procedures. If all the treatments have been explored and you are suffering with severe pain your dentist could then recommend you for a root canal. This procedure is used to treat problems within the tooth’s softcore. This is considered to be the most significant way to treat tooth sensitivity.
Once I’ve cured my sensitivity – how do I stop it from coming back?
When you’ve managed to cure your teeth of sensitivity you’ll want to make sure you brush your teeth twice daily with a soft burst and sensitive teeth toothpastes. We also greatly encourage daily flossing. Use soft brush strokes as opposed to intense scrubbing.
We also recommend taking a note of how much acidity is in your diet. Carbonated drinks often have loads of citrus fruits and this can cause enamel to break down. Try and make a conscious effort to use a draw when drinking fizzy, flavoured drinks this will also help protect against staining. If you do eat or drink anything acidic make sure you follow it by a large glass of water and a good teeth clean – this will help protect your teeth.
If you have any concerns relating to teeth sensitivity get in contact with your dentist as soon as possible – prevention is much better than cure when it comes to looking after one’s teeth.