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Sensitive Teeth Treatment

Sensitive Teeth Treatment Applecross

Teeth sensitivity can take away the enjoyment of so many things. One sip of hot coffee or an iced drink can bring on sharp pain.

Sometimes, even a breath of air causes pain.

Why are my teeth sensitive?

Common causes of teeth sensitivity resulting from dentin exposure include:

  • Gum recession due to gum disease
  • Overaggressive brushing or brushing with a hard-bristled toothbrush
  • Excessive consumption of acidic foods and beverages
  • Teeth clenching and grinding
  • Tooth decay or trauma to the tooth
  • Recent dental procedure

How can I prevent sensitive teeth?

sensitive teeth treatment applecross
  • Brush your teeth with fluoride-containing toothpaste at least once during the day and once before sleeping. Consider using desensitising toothpaste. Use small, circular motions with a soft-bristled brush.
  • Replace your toothbrush every 2 to 3 months, or sooner if it becomes worn.
  • Have sugary foods and acidic drinks less often. Try to have them just at mealtimes.
  • If you clench and/or grind your teeth, talk to your Applecross dentist about whether you should have a mouthguard or occlusal splint made to wear at night.

Sensitive Teeth Treatment in Applecross

If you have questions about your sensitive teeth, don’t wait.

Continuing a healthy dental regime is important—brush and floss your teeth twice daily and visit Epsom Dental Care Applecross for regular cleanings and check-ups.

Addressing the cause of teeth sensitivity earlier will help you get it under control as quickly as possible.

Give us a call to request your appointment today — simply contact us online or call (08) 9316 0555.

We are located at 729 Canning Hwy in Applecross WA.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is making my teeth so sensitive?

Sensitive teeth and gums are the results of a worn-away enamel on your teeth. If your tooth sensitivity starts to feel out of this world, then infection, cavity, or gum disease might be to blame.

Visit your Applecross dentist for a check-up to spot any underlying problems that should be treated.

How can I get rid of tooth sensitivity?

You can reduce tooth pain sensitivity by using mouthwash and toothpaste that can strengthen and protect your enamel.

For a more permanent fix, you’ll have to see your dentist for a filling, a gum graft or a bonding resin procedure. The last resort is this: root canal treatment.

How are sensitive teeth treated?

Sensitive teeth treatment depends largely on the cause. If the issue is gum disease or recession, your Applecross dentist might recommend a special toothpaste and mouthwash and scale and root planing to treat the issue.

If the sensitivity is due to a damaged tooth, a crown can be placed. If there is an infection, then a root canal treatment might be necessary.

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