Tooth sensitivity can be treated, but the method of treatment is based on the cause of tooth sensitivity. Potential causes of tooth sensitivity include fractured teeth, worn tooth enamel, exposed tooth roots, old dental fillings, tooth decay, and gum disease. Depending what is causing your tooth sensitivity, our dentist can recommend a variety of tooth sensitivity treatments, including:
· Desensitizing toothpaste: This is a great dental product for reducing tooth sensitivity, though it may require multiple applications to take effect. The compound in the toothpaste works to cover the pathways and block off the nerves of the tooth to reduce any feelings of sensitivity.
· Fluoride gel: Fluoride application is an in-office treatment performed by our team to remineralize your tooth enamel and cover the pathways that access your tooth nerves.
· Dental restoration: Receiving a dental restoration such as dental bonding, a crown, or an inlay can reduce tooth sensitivity by treating tooth decay or correcting any dental flaws.
· Surgical gum grafting: A gum graft may be needed if you have exposed tooth roots, which is often a result of gum disease causing your gums to pull away from the teeth. Gum grafting repositions your gums in their proper place to cover the roots and prevent further tooth sensitivity.
· Root canal treatment: If the previous dental treatment can’t affect tooth sensitivity, root canal treatment may be needed to treat the tooth and correct the problem.
To learn more about treatments that reduce tooth sensitivity, call Moundridge Dental at 620-345-2100 today and schedule an appointment with one of our dentists, Dr. Tommy Rose and Dr. Jay Hildreth.