Tooth sensitivity treatment at Buderim Dental
Do your teeth clench every time you bite a lollipop or drink hot coffee? Is brushing painful? This can be a sign that you have sensitive teeth, which can result from other dental problems that can be solved in various ways.
Causes of sensitive teeth
A healthy tooth is covered by enamel and dental cement. Both layers are responsible for protecting dentin, which contains microscopic channels that link the nerves and cells of the tooth.
When enamel or dental cement does not cover the tooth appropriately, cold or hot food comes into direct contact with the dentin impacting the nerves, which causes tooth sensitivity.
The possible causes of dentin being exposed are the following:
- Tooth fractures
- Wear of dental fillings
- Tooth enamel wear
- Exposed dental root
Treatments for sensitive teeth at Buderim Park Dental
The problem of sensitive teeth has a solution, but the procedures are varied since they depend on the cause of the condition. Some of them are:
Sensitive toothpaste: This product contains compounds such as potassium nitrate and tin fluoride that help block sensations on the surface of the tooth to prevent them from reaching the nerve. To obtain valid results, it is required to use it for a long time.
Fluoride gel: This product should be applied in the dental office by a dentist; the gel is spread on a splint that is then placed for 3 to 5 minutes in the patient’s mouth. Thus the teeth will obtain a high concentration of fluoride, and the exposed areas will be strengthened.
Dental crowns: When the fragment of a tooth is damaged or has many cavities, a crown can be placed to improve its appearance and restore its functioning. Being a lousy tooth can also present sensitivity, so the crown will solve this problem.
Gingival graft: This is a surgical technique that takes soft tissue from the patient’s palate and places it in the affected area. It is performed when the tissue around the teeth has been lost, and the root has gradually been discovered, which, in addition to affecting the aesthetics of the smile and the stability of the tooth, generates sensitivity.
Endodontics: When other methods have been tried, but the sensitivity is severe and persistent, the dentist may recommend a root canal to eliminate the problem.
If you think you have dental sensitivity, visit us at Buderim Dental and receive a diagnosis and treatment of the best dentists in Buderim.
For more information and treatment visit today
Your local Sunshine Coast Dentist in Buderim.
BUDERIM PARK DENTAL
6/83 MILL RD, BUDERIM-4556
PH: 07 5445 6577