Having tooth sensitivity can make daily activities like eating and drinking very difficult. There are many possible causes of tooth sensitivity, and it’s important to visit the dentist to receive advice so that we can identify the root of the issue and advise a plan for treatment. Our team is pleased to help you understand your tooth sensitivity cause and provide options to treat the condition.
Common conditions that can lead to tooth sensitivity include cavities, eating disorder, gum recession, insufficient tooth enamel, tooth erosion and gastric reflux. If you struggle with sensitive teeth, you may find the following treatments to be helpful:
– Desensitizing toothpaste: Dr. Michael Mullen may recommend that you begin brushing with a desensitising toothpaste to help block the tooth nerves that can cause teeth to feel sensitive. It’s important to use the toothpaste regularly to enjoy the best possible results.
– Fluoride application: If you have eroding teeth that are contributing to sensitivity, you may find that exposing your teeth to fluoride helps to improve your tooth enamel. Fluoridated toothpaste is one of the most common ways to include more fluoride.
– Root canal treatment: Tooth sensitivity that seems constrained to one tooth may be a sign that the tooth pulp is compromised or infected. If this is the case, our dentist may determine that root canal treatment is the most optimal solution.
We are committed to helping you find relief from tooth sensitivity in El Paso, Texas. We encourage you to take good care of your teeth to prevent the sensitivity from returning. To learn more about tooth sensitivity treatment, call our office at 915-593-1900 today!