Dental Remedies for Tooth Sensitivity

For those who experience sensitive teeth, things, like eating, drinking, and brushing your teeth, can be painful. In many cases, tooth sensitivity is caused by tooth roots that are exposed or teeth that are worn down. It can also sometimes be the result of gum disease, cavities, or chipped teeth. No matter why you are experiencing sensitive teeth, your Mundelein dentist can help you find a solution to fix the problem.

Fluoride Treatments

One of your options for eliminating sensitivity is fluoride treatment. Your dentist can apply a fluoride treatment to your teeth to reduce your pain and strengthen enamel. In some cases, your dentist may also suggest that you use prescription fluoride at home. This is applied using a custom tray and takes limited time each day.

Special Toothpaste

When you use special toothpaste designed for tooth sensitivity, it can help stop the pain after a few applications. There are many different options for toothpaste made for tooth sensitivity on the market. You can speak with your Mundelein dentist to determine which is the best for your specific situation.

Bonding or Desensitizing Treatment

If your sensitive teeth are the result of exposed roots, your dentist may choose to apply a bonding resin to the surfaces of the root. In some cases, this procedure may involve the use of a local anesthetic.

Root Canal

A root canal is typically offered if other treatments have not eliminated the problem and the pain is quite severe. This treatment option involves treating problems with your dental pulp, the soft core inside of your teeth. This may seem like an extreme option for tooth pain, but it is also known for being one of the most successful when other things aren’t making the needed changes.

Gum Graft

If you have a tooth where the root has lost its gum tissue, a graft may be the right solution to your problem. A small amount of gum will be taken from another area of your mouth and attached to the problem area. This will cover up roots that are exposed and can help with tooth sensitivity.

Attar Smiles in Mundelein

At Attar Smiles, we offer some dental services for those in the area. Ala Dean Attard DMD is experienced and skilled in restorative, cosmetic, and preventative dentistry.

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