Sensitive Teeth Treatment
If you have sensitive teeth, activities such as brushing, eating, and drinking, can cause sharp, temporary pain in your teeth.
Typically, sensitive teeth result from worn out tooth enamel or exposed tooth roots.
However, tooth discomfort is sometimes caused by other factors, such as cavities, cracked or chipped teeth, worn fillings, or gum disease.
If you have sensitive teeth, visit your Preston dentist. During your visit to your dentist, you will undergo tests to determine the right treatment plan for you.
Your dentist might recommend:
Desensitising toothpaste. After several applications, desensitising toothpaste can help stop pain associated with sensitive teeth. There are products available over-the-counter. Ask your dentist which product would work best for you.
Fluoride treatments. Your dentist applies fluoride to the sensitive areas of your teeth to strengthen tooth enamel and reduce pain. The use of prescription fluoride at home, administered through a custom tray, might also be suggested.
Desensitising or bonding treatments. Applying bonding resin, from time to time, to the sensitive root surfaces can treat exposed root surfaces. A local anaesthetic might be needed.
Gum graft. If your tooth root has lost gum tissue, a small amount of gum tissue can be taken from elsewhere in your mouth and attached to the affected site. This can protect exposed roots and reduce teeth sensitivity.
Root canal treatment. If your sensitive teeth cause serious pain and other treatments aren’t effective, your dentist might recommend a root canal.
It is a procedure used to treat problems in the tooth’s soft core and considered one of the most successful techniques to eliminate severe tooth sensitivity.
Prevent sensitive teeth from coming back. Brush your teeth two times a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste gently. Floss daily.
Avoid using corrosive toothpaste. If you grind your teeth, ask your dentist about a mouthguard. Tooth grinding can fracture teeth and cause sensitivity.
Acidic foods and beverages, such as carbonated drinks, citrus fruits, and wine can remove small amounts of tooth enamel over time.
Use a straw to limit contact with your teeth when you drink acidic liquids. Drink lots of water to balance the acid levels in your mouth after eating or drinking an acidic substance.
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Root Canal Treatment at Preston Supreme Dental
Root canal treatments received at Preston Supreme Dental are guaranteed safe and effective. Your treatment plan is carefully tailored only for you!
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Call (03) 9478 7708 or visit us at 243 Murray Road in Preston.
- Same day emergency appointments are available upon request
- All insurances are accepted with HICAPS. As a preferred provider for NIB, CBHS and HCF
We are located across Woolworths Supermarket and beside Preston Market
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