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Best Treatments for Sensitive Teeth

Posted on 11/21/2022 by Shiv Sharma, DDS
Best Treatments for Sensitive TeethTeeth sensitivity can make eating or brushing challenging. Usually, teeth sensitivity occurs due to exposed root teeth or worn-out enamel. It often starts as a mild issue and can worsen with time. Fortunately, some treatment options can help to stop teeth sensitivity or reverse it. Read on to learn the best ways to treat sensitive teeth.

Desensitizing Toothpaste

If you have mild to moderate teeth sensitivity, your dentist may recommend desensitizing toothpaste. This toothpaste has ingredients such as potassium nitrate, which helps to block the pain signal to the nerves of the teeth. Using this product is easy, and it offers a long-lasting effect.


In cases where the desensitizing toothpaste didn't work, the dentist may prescribe fluoride. Fluoride helps to strengthen the teeth' enamel, thus, soothing teeth sensitivity. Your dentist will give you instructions on how to use fluoride. However, usually fluoride is used as part of your daily oral routine.

Surgical Gum Graft

In severe gum recessions, the dentist may require a surgical gum graft. This involves removing tissues from other parts of your mouth and attaching them to the affected site. This helps to cover the exposed teeth roots and make your gums healthy, thus reducing sensitivity.

Root Canal

A root canal is the most efficient treatment for teeth sensitivity. It involves removing the sensitive nerves. With this, you will live without sensitivity in the tooth. The dentist will suggest this treatment method only if the sensitivity is causing severe pain and other techniques are not working. Besides, the dentist might perform a root canal if pain results from trauma or crack.

Regardless of the treatment method you choose, it is vital to implement good oral hygiene to prevent the recurrence of tooth sensitivity. Our professional will help you choose a tooth sensitivity treatment method that will fit your oral needs.

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