Teeth Sensitivity & Toothache
When you have sensitive teeth, activities such as brushing, flossing, eating and drinking can cause sharp, temporary pain in your teeth. Teeth Sensitivity can be caused by worn tooth enamel or exposed tooth roots. Sometimes, however, tooth discomfort is caused by other factors, such as a cavity, a cracked or chipped tooth, or a side effect of a dental procedure, such as bleaching. As there could be numerous causes for your sensitivity, there are also various ways that it can be controlled and treated.
Desensitizing toothpastes – As a treatment for sensitive teeth we may advise you to use a desensitizing toothpaste if you are suffering from mild sensitivity that is localized or may be generalized in many teeth and which is not due to any cavity or other such damage. We may advise you changes or improvements in your teeth cleaning habits, including brushing twice a day using a soft-bristled toothbrush with a fluoridated toothpaste, flossing daily, avoiding vigorous or harsh scrubbing, etc.
An application of high fluoride releasing tooth mousse may be advised to treat teeth sensitivity of slightly higher intensity.
For tooth sensitivity treatment our WaterLase laser may also be used to treat some localized sensitivity.
Covering exposed root surfaces
If receding gums are the cause of your teeth sensitivity, then we may apply a sealant coating to cover the exposed tooth root. Alternatively, we may look into the option of recovering the exposed root surfaces with gum grafts.
Most of the time, such sensitivities are due to cavities the in teeth. Restoring them with tooth fillings should solve your problem.
If the sensitivity is severe, e.g. causing continuous pain and discomfort, toothache treatment like root canal may be advised for the concerned tooth after a thorough examination.