Is Tooth Sentivity Permanently curable?

tooth sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity is a common problem, and many patients encounter pain or discomfort when they eat certain foods that are hot or cold. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, around 40 million adults suffer from sensitivity. Usually, the pain is temporary and can be treated to improve, but not cure the condition.

At Jolie Smiles, we provide many general dentistry services including treatment for patients that suffer from sensitivity. We strive to provide quality dental care in a caring and friendly environment, where patients can relax during their treatment. We welcome new patients to our practice, and look forward to you joining our dental family.

What Causes Tooth Sensitivity?

Tooth sensitivity can happen suddenly, and to anyone. Typically, symptoms of sensitivity include a sudden sharp pain when your teeth are exposed to cold, hot, or acidic foods. Tooth sensitivity can also come after you brush or floss your teeth. Teeth whitening can cause sensitivity after treatment, so patients should consider this when they are deciding to start a whitening regimen.

Our teeth are protected by enamel, and underneath the enamel is a layer of dentin. Dentin is soft, and if the enamel on your teeth is worn down, or your gums have receded the dentin can become exposed. Dentin can be exposed from cavities or cracks in your teeth. The dentin is connected to the nerve area, and this is what can cause pain or sensitive teeth.

Other Actions That Can Cause Sensitivity

  • Brushing too vigorously
  • Gum recession from periodontal disease
  • Gingivitis
  • Teeth grinding or clenching
  • Cracked or injured teeth
  • Plaque
  • Acidic foods or drinks
  • Dental procedures such as sensitivity after a filling
  • Teeth Whitening treatments

What Treatments Are Available for Tooth Sensitivity?

Tooth sensitivity can never completely go away, but there are treatments available that can help alleviate the sensitivity you experience. If you are experiencing any sensitivity, we recommend you make an appointment for an exam in our office. We can treat sensitivity easier if we know that is what is causing you pain. Never leave pain untreated as this could lead to more serious issues in the future.

Sensitivity Treatments

  • Using a toothpaste for sensitive teeth.
  • Changing to a soft bristled tooth brush.
  • Use a mouthwash that contains fluoride.
  • Avoid acidic foods or drinks.
  • Avoid clenching or grinding your teeth.
  • Inlays or bonding can help fix a tooth and decrease sensitivity.
  • Gum grafts can help protect the root area of the tooth.
  • Fluoride gel or varnish treatment can help protect your teeth from wear and tear.
  • Root Canal therapy if needed can help with severe tooth sensitivity, but this is typically the last resort.

Taking care of your teeth and knowing when to call your dentist is important. Patients should never have prolonged pain or sensitivity to hot or cold. It is always important to take care of your oral health, and practice good habits at home. At Jolie Smiles, your oral health is our priority, and we strive to provide our patients with quality and affordable dental services. Let our team help you take charge of your dental health.

Ready To Schedule Your Appointment?

If you are interested in finding out more about treatments for tooth sensitivity, contact Jolie Smiles, and our friendly staff will be happy to assist you.

My Dentures/Partial Dentures Are Uncomfortable, and I Can’t Eat With Them. What are my options?

Older black woman smiling on the beach with her new dentures

If you have dentures that are loose or slip and cause you discomfort, it may be time to look at other restoration options. If you have pain after you have already adjusted to your dentures, you should make an appointment for a denture fitting. Persistent pain with dentures is not normal, and if you can not eat or function properly, then you should see your dentist.

There are things patients can do at home to help sooth uncomfortable dentures. Some of these include eating easy to chew foods, or gargling with salt water twice a day. Patients can also try over the counter pain gel that can be applied to sore spots, or areas that hurt. If you are looking for dentures in Odessa, FL, we encourage you to contact Jolie Smiles.

What Are My Options?

Making an appointment in our Odessa office is the first step in finding relief from pain related to your dentures. Our team will first check to see how your current dentures fit, and we can help you explore other tooth replacement options. Your dentures can be adjusted, or a new set of dentures can be made that can fit and function properly. Other options involve dental implants if patients are looking for a permanent solution, and are tired of the dentures slipping and causing problems.

During your consultation we will take a look at your teeth and gums, and determine what options are best. This gives the patient the opportunity to ask questions, and look at all types of tooth replacement procedures. Dr. Truong is an implant specialist with years of experience in helping create beautiful smiles for many patients.

Jolie Smiles provides quality and affordable dental care that patients can trust. We offer a membership program that gives patients finance options and discounts to services in our office in Odessa. If you are ready for a change, and would like to easily chew food and restore the functionality of your mouth, then dental implants may be the right solution. We welcome new patients, and encourage you to schedule a consultation with us to find out more.

Looking for a Dentist in Odessa, FL?

If you are looking for a dentist near you that specializes in full mouth implants in Odessa, FL, contact Jolie Smiles. Jolie Smiles can improve your health, and increase your confidence with a new and improved smile. We provide permanent solutions for patients that may have discomfort, or are tired of dealing with the embarrassment of missing teeth. Our team helps patients achieve the smile of their dreams in a gentle and comfortable environment. Let Jolie Smiles help you increase your confidence, and improve your quality of life.

To schedule your appointment with us, contact Jolie Smiles Denture & Implant Studio, and our friendly staff will be happy to assist you.

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