The presence of tooth sensitivity can result in significant discomfort when you are doing something simple, such as eating and drinking. It’s important to visit the dentist to determine if your sensitivity developed from a preexisting condition and speak with our dentist about an optimal course of treatment. We review some causes of tooth sensitivity and how these can be addressed with different dental treatments.
You may have developed tooth sensitivity from issues such as gum recession, gastric reflux, cavities, dental erosion or lack of tooth enamel and an eating disorder. If you are struggling with sensitive teeth, we can help you determine if the following treatments may help:
– Desensitizing toothpaste: Dr. Barry Malkiel can help you select a desensitizing toothpaste to block tooth nerves and reduce sensitivity. Regular application is needed to achieve optimal results.
– Fluoride application: Sensitivity can often arise from a loss of tooth enamel, and you may need to apply more fluoride to your smile to improve your tooth enamel condition. A simple way to introduce more fluoride is to brush your teeth with a fluoridated toothpaste.
– Root canal treatment: You may have compromised tooth pulp if only one of your teeth suffers sensitivity, and this condition typically needs to be resolved with root canal treatment to restore the tooth.
By taking proper care of your smile through daily brushing and flossing, you can keep sensitivity from returning. We invite you to call our office at 770-995-9255 today to learn more about your options for tooth sensitivity treatment in Lawrenceville, Georgia.