Tooth Sensitivity Treatments in Guelph
Tooth sensitivity is a common condition which refers to pain or discomfort caused when teeth are exposed to hot or cold temperatures. We offer treatment such as desensitizing toothpastes, fluoride gels and other treatments to help alleviate the pain.
What is Tooth Sensitivity?
Tooth sensitivity is a common oral health condition that causes sharp pain or discomfort in the teeth when teeth are exposed to certain stimulants such as hot or temperatures, sweet food, and sour foods. This is caused when the enamel of the tooth is worn away or damaged and the smaller nerves become exposed, which results in pain. It can also be caused by gum recession, a situation where your gums recede exposing the roots of the teeth which causes sensitivity.
What encompases within a tooth sensitivity treatment?
As the first step, utilize desensitizing toothpaste containing compounds that block the transmission of a sensation from the tooth surface to the nerve. As a next step, a fluoride gel or a varnish can be applied to the sensitive tooth to strengthen the enamel and reduce sensitivity.
What are gum grafts?
Gum grafts are a procedure where tissue is taken from the area of the mouth and applied to the area where roots are exposed. This helps improve the appearance and the health of the gums. It’s generally performed by a periodontist, a specialty that focuses on gum disease.
How do they help treat sensitive teeth?
In situations where gums have receded, a gum graft can be used to cover exposed roots. As preventive steps, we recommend avoiding acidic foods and drinks. Keep in mind that the specific issue will depend on the underlying cause of the tooth sensitivity and this will be talked through the oral examination
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