Is chewing food a regular pain? Do you try to avoid touching your teeth at all costs? Is eating ice cream a nightmare? If you are experiencing tooth sensitivity to pressure, temperature, or acidic foods, then try some of these treatment options.
- Desensitizing Toothpaste: This toothpaste has many compounds which block the signals of sensation from the surface of the tooth to its nerve. This toothpaste may require several applications before taking effect.
- Fluoride Treatment: See our dentist to have the fluoride mineral applied to the surface of your teeth. Fluoride will strengthen and rebuild the enamel that covers and protects the tooth.
- Night Guard: If your teeth are becoming worn and sensitive due to teeth grinding and clenching while your sleep, then you may need to wear a night guard to stop this problem.
- Dental Restoration: If there are areas in your tooth where the enamel has become thin due to injury or decay, then it can be restored with dental inlays, onlays, or crowns.
- Gum Graft: If your gum tissues has pulled away and exposed the tooth root, then grafting new tissue can solve your problems with sensitivity.
- Root Canal: If other treatment options fail or your sensitivity is severe, then removing the nerve of the tooth may be the only option for relief.