Struggling with severe tooth sensitivity can affect your ability to enjoy your daily life. We offer a variety of tooth sensitivity treatments to desensitize your teeth and achieve long-term relief from hypersensitivity.
Tooth sensitivity can be caused by a variety of conditions, such as damaged or worn tooth enamel, cavities, old dental fillings, gum infection, or exposed tooth roots. When the tooth enamel of your teeth is affected by erosion or gum recession, it can expose your dentin and the hollow canals that then react to acidic foods and hot or cold temperatures.
Potential treatments for tooth sensitivity include:
– Desensitizing toothpaste to reduce mild tooth sensitivity by blocking sensations from the tooth nerves
– Fluoride treatment to strengthen tooth enamel against acid attacks and cavities, which you can receive during a dental checkup
– Surgical gum grafting to cover exposed tooth roots with grafted gum tissue taken from another area of your smile
– Root canal treatment for severe tooth sensitivity that isn’t treatable with other sensitivity treatments
We encourage you to take preventive steps now to prevent tooth sensitivity through your oral care routine. Brush your teeth with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day, floss every day and beware of acidic foods that weaken enamel. Contact Leida P. Stine, DDS, FAGD at 925.828.9993 today to learn more about treating tooth sensitivity in Dublin, California, from our dentist, Dr. Leida P. Stine.