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Tooth Sensitivity in Union

At American Dental Center, we believe tooth sensitivity should never hold you back from enjoying life’s simple pleasures. Picture yourself biting into your favorite juicy apple straight from the fridge or relishing a scoop of refreshing ice cream without wincing in pain. Our dedicated dental professionals specialize in treating tooth sensitivity and will provide you with personalized care to resolve your discomfort. We combine modern technology, gentle techniques, and a warm, welcoming setting to ensure your dental experience is comfortable and stress-free. Take the first step toward a pain-free smile and contact our dental office today.

What is Tooth Sensitivity?

Tooth sensitivity is pain in a tooth or teeth that’s caused when the hard enamel gets worn and the sensitive layer underneath, called dentin, is exposed. Receding gums that expose the roots are another culprit. Tooth sensitivity could be a sign of other dental issues, such as cavities, gum disease, or a cracked tooth. If you’re tired of avoiding your favorite foods and beverages, our dental office can provide the necessary solutions to help you enjoy your meals without pain and discomfort.

What Causes Tooth Sensitivity?

One common cause of tooth sensitivity is habitually brushing too hard. This practice can gradually erode the protective enamel. Grinding your teeth can also cause sensitivity. Similarly, using certain teeth-whitening products and consuming highly acidic foods and drinks can contribute to enamel erosion. Sensitive teeth can significantly impact your daily life, making you reluctant to enjoy hot or cold foods and beverages. Perhaps surprisingly, tooth sensitivity isn’t only a problem for older individuals—it frequently affects people between the ages of 25 and 30. No matter your age, your dentist can recommend solutions to resolve the problem of painful teeth.

Treatment Options for Tooth Sensitivity

To address tooth sensitivity, your first step should be making an appointment with a dentist so that they can determine if tooth sensitivity is the cause. If it is, they’ll recommend treatment options for your unique situation. Here are some common approaches for treating tooth sensitivity:

• Desensitizing toothpaste: Special toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth can help. These toothpastes usually contain compounds like potassium nitrate or strontium chloride, which help to block nerve sensations.

• Fluoride treatments: Your dentist may recommend in-office fluoride treatments or prescribe a high-concentration fluoride gel to use at home. Fluoride strengthens tooth enamel, thus reducing sensitivity.

• Dental bonding or sealants: In cases where tooth sensitivity is caused by exposed dentin, dental bonding or dental sealants can be effective. These procedures involve applying a tooth-colored resin or a protective coating to cover and protect the exposed areas.

• Gum grafting: Receding gums can lead to tooth sensitivity. In such cases, a gum graft procedure may be recommended. This treatment involves taking tissue from another part of your mouth and attaching it to the exposed root surfaces, covering them and reducing sensitivity.

• Root canal treatment: If tooth sensitivity is severe and long-lasting and and other treatments haven’t worked, a root canal may be necessary. This procedure removes the dental pulp and nerves from the tooth — the result is no more sensitivity.

Visit a dentist who can assess your specific situation and recommend the most suitable treatment for you.

How Can I Prevent My Teeth From Becoming Too Sensitive?

Are you wondering if there’s anything you can do to prevent tooth sensitivity? The answer is yes! Start with the basics—remember to floss, brush with a soft-bristled toothbrush, and use non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste. Brush gently. Be kind to your gums. Brushing gums too hard can wear down those protective surfaces near the roots.

Now, let’s talk about your diet. Some foods and drinks can be troublemakers, especially the acidic ones that erode your tooth enamel and cause sensitivity. Consume these items in moderation or avoid them altogether. Some foods and drinks that are tough on enamel are soda, citrus fruits, wine, and sugary foods. Also, some over-the-counter mouthwashes have acidic ingredients that increase sensitivity in teeth where the enamel is worn. Your dentist can recommend a mouthwash with neutral ingredients that won’t negatively affect exposed dentin. That brings us to another critical part of preventing tooth sensitivity: Visiting the dentist for routine checkups and cleanings!

Affordable Dental Care in Union

At American Dental Center, taking great care of your dental health is our passion, and your smile is our top priority. We understand the importance of affordable and comprehensive solutions to tooth sensitivity. From preventive measures to advanced treatments, we’re here to ensure that your dental needs are met with excellence. Taking a proactive approach to dental care is the best way to avoid tooth-related troubles.

Our team strives to provide you and your family with nothing less than the best dental care we can. Your oral health has our unwavering focus, and we’ll go above and beyond to ensure you’re comfortable and confident throughout your journey with us.

Say goodbye to tooth sensitivity and wave hello to a world of flavorful experiences. Don’t wait any longer — schedule an appointment today and let our team restore your confidence and help you savor every moment with a vibrant, pain-free smile.

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