Tooth Sensitivity: Causes, Treatment and Prevention

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There are many possible factors that may contribute to your tooth sensitivity. You may have worn or fractured tooth enamel, cavities, dental erosion, gum recession, or a combination of these things.

If you have sensitive teeth, it’s imperative that you look for advice from a professional as soon as you can. Dr. Christopher Louie can make a diagnosis as to the source or sources of your sensitivity as well as recommend a good method of treatment. Here are some solutions that they may suggest:

-Desensitizing toothpaste: With daily application, this toothpaste can act as a nerve blocker, decreasing your tooth sensitivity or even eliminating it altogether.

-Fluoride: If the purpose of your sensitivity is dental erosion, fluoride can help rebuild your lost enamel.

-Covering Exposed Roots: If gum recession is the reason for your sensitive teeth, Dr. Christopher Louie can cover your roots with a special sealant to protect your nerves from being activated.

-Root Canal: If your sensitivity is severe and other treatments are failing, your tooth’s pulp at the center of the teeth may be contaminated. In this case, Dr. Christopher Louie will likely prescribe root canal therapy.

After you’ve received treatment, please know that your sensitivity may offer to pay you another unpleasant visit – if you fail to take care of your teeth. That’s just one reason why it’s so vital to brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day. Remember to brush gently to avoid dental erosion. Use desensitizing or fluoride toothpaste. If you grind your teeth while you sleep, ask Dr. Christopher Louie about getting a night guard to avoid wearing away or fracturing your enamel.

You can always call Christopher L. Louie, DDS, Inc., whether for tooth sensitivity treatment or anything else in Fremont, California at 510-656-7778. We are happy to help!