Posted on 11/21/2022 by Advanced Dental Associates
Teeth sensitivity involves pain in the teeth as a response to stimuli such as hot or cold food or drinks. It may cause discomfort when you brush or consume sugary items. In other words, living with teeth sensitivity can be the worst experience. So, can teeth sensitivity go away on its own, or must you consider treatment?
Teeth sensitivity requires treatment. However, it can go away on its own only if it results from dental procedures such as root canal treatment, dental crowns, or teeth whitening. If your teeth sensitivity results from other issues, you'll need professional help to live a pain-free life. The dentist can address teeth sensitivity in various ways, such as:
In some events, weakened enamel can expose the teeth' roots, leading to increased sensitivity. In this case, the professional may recommend dental bonding to cover the exposed root surface. Dental bonding for teeth sensitivity involves applying a layer of composite coating to the area causing increased sensitivity. This acts as an extra layer to keep cold or extreme temperatures from reaching the exposed roots.
Root canal treatment is an effective solution for eliminating tooth sensitivity. If sensitivity results from an infected tooth, root canal treatment may be a good option. It involves removing the infected pulp to eliminate pain and prevent the infection from spreading. The dentist cleans the area, fills it, and places a crown to protect the treated region.
Receding gums can also cause teeth sensitivity. When the gum pulls away from the teeth, the teeth' roots will remain exposed. A good way to address this is through a surgical gum graft. This involves removing gum tissues from other parts of the mouth to replace the missing gums. This covers the exposed roots, thus reducing teeth sensitivity. If you have sensitive teeth, don't hesitate to contact us. Our professional will determine the right treatment for your tooth sensitivity.
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