Are you constantly irritated by pain in your teeth? Do you avoid eating or drinking hot or cold things because of your sensitive teeth? If so, it’s something you should not ignore. Tooth sensitivity is a sign that something is wrong with your teeth. Catch it early and it can be treated or managed by your dentist. Here at PS Dental Care, our dentist in Soho can help you with your sensitive teeth. It may not be clear to you why your teeth are sensitive but we are trained at spotting the issues in your mouth that can cause this sensation.
Why do teeth get sensitive?
There are a number of reasons such as gum recession, tooth erosion or decay. If your tooth roots are exposed, or if the soft centre of your tooth (the part under the enamel) is being attacked by bacteria, your teeth will feel sensitive. Gum recession or gum disease can expose the roots of your teeth. If you notice bleeding or receding gums in your mouth it’s important that you visit your dentist in Soho.
How can sensitive teeth be treated?
This depends on what’s causing your tooth sensitivity. Don’t try to treat tooth sensitivity by yourself. Toothpastes that can help with tooth sensitivity are great when used in the right way. However, if you use them in the wrong situation, such as with tooth decay, you’ll be masking a problem that will only get worse. It’s very important to get tooth sensitivity assessed by your dentist in Soho to make sure you get the right treatment for your sensitive teeth.
What can we do?
This is a treatment that takes gum from elsewhere in your mouth to cover an area of exposed tooth root. It’s used in the case of gum recession or gum disease. Grafting gum over the exposed root can protect your roots and reduce sensitivity.
When tooth sensitivity is caused by an infection of the pulp of your teeth, we’ll recommend a root canal treatment. This treatment involves removing the soft sensitive core and nerve of your tooth. We’ll replace the centre of your tooth with a filling so it remains strong.