Care for Sensitive Teeth

Sensitive Teeth Treatment in Brampton

Learn How to Care for Sensitive Teeth at Our Brampton Dental Office

Do you ever feel a stinging short stab of tooth pain when you take a sip of a cold milkshake or a take a bite of a hot brownie? If yes, then you are probably suffering from tooth sensitivity, also called dentinal hypersensitivity. Tooth sensitivity is a sharp stabbing pain that occurs after consuming cold, hot, sweet or sour foods and liquids. Tooth pain that occurs after cold or hot food and liquid consumption can be a dental cavity symptom. However, it is also possible to experience excruciating pain because of such stimulus even if there is no apparent cavity, known as tooth sensitivity or dentinal hypersensitivity. Tooth sensitivity is exactly what it sounds like. It is an exaggerated response of the tooth nerves to hot, cold, sweet and sour stimuli. Tooth sensitivity can affect one tooth or several teeth in your oral cavity.

Tooth sensitivity is a condition that affects 1 out of 4 adults worldwide. It can be frustrating not to know the cause of your pain; that’s where we at iSMILE DENTAL CENTRE in Brampton can help you. At iSMILE DENTAL CENTRE, our dentists in Brampton will diagnose tooth sensitivity and formulate a treatment plan according to your individual needs.

WHAT CAUSES TOOTH SENSITIVITY?

Sensitive Teeth Treatment

Some of us naturally have more sensitive teeth than others. However, there are specific reasons which can cause tooth sensitivity. A tooth consists of three layers; the outermost layer is the enamel, which protects the tooth. The middle layer of the teeth is dentine with nerve endings, and the innermost region consists of the dental pulp. The dental pulp consists of blood vessels and nerves responsible for its sensations. Once the enamel is damaged due to alterations of everyday activity, it exposes the nerves. These exposed nerves are responsible for tooth sensitivity.

Enamel can be worn down due to various reasons –

  • Using a hard toothbrush and brushing your teeth vigorously makes the enamel porous.
  • Teeth grinding, clenching, and bruxism habits can also lead to the wearing down of enamel.
  • Consumption of acidic foods and beverages like carbonated drinks and alcohol.
  • Systemic disorders and conditions can also affect the status of your teeth. Diseases like Gastrointestinal reflux disorder (GERD) causes acid to come up from the stomach to the esophagus. This acid attacks the enamel of your tooth. It makes the enamel porous and susceptible to tooth sensitivity.
  • Gum recession as a result of gum diseases like periodontitis can also lead to teeth sensitivity.
  • Tooth decay, chipped, fractured teeth can lead to tooth sensitivity.
  • A broken filling can also leave the nerves exposed, leading to tooth sensitivity.
  • Some dental procedures can also temporarily cause tooth sensitivity, like teeth bleaching methods.

Whatever may be the cause of your teeth sensitivity, our dentists at iSMILE DENTAL CENTRE in Brampton have a treatment to relieve your tooth pain.

SYMPTOMS OF TEETH SENSITIVITY

Symptoms of teeth sensitivity can vary with each individual. The degree of tooth pain can vary in severity and duration in each case.

  • You may experience spontaneous stabbing tooth pain that starts without any cause. The pain of tooth sensitivity starts to rise when you eat something like ice cream or sip a cup of hot tea. Even eating sweet or sour foods can cause excruciating stabbing pain in your teeth.
  • The tooth pain can be localized to one teeth or can involve all teeth.
  • There will be a pain in biting or chewing down.
  • You may notice your gums receding.
  • There might be pus discharge which can be an indication of dental abscess and is a dental emergency.
  • Jaw pain

TREATMENT FOR TEETH SENSITIVITY IN BRAMPTON

There are a lot of ways to manage tooth sensitivity depending upon the cause. At iSMILE DENTAL CENTRE in Brampton, our specialist dentist may suggest one or a combination of various approaches to address teeth sensitivity.

  • MEDICATED TOOTHPASTE

Our dentists in Brampton may prescribe a special toothpaste containing potassium nitrate. These toothpaste are created to provide relief to individuals suffering from teeth sensitivity as they desensitize your teeth’ nerves.

  • FLUORIDE TREATMENT

Fluoride strengthens your enamel structure, making it resistant to attack by acid. Prescription-strength fluoride toothpaste and mouthwash will help lower the pain associated with teeth sensitivity.

  • FOOD HABITS

Our dentists at iSMILE DENTAL CENTRE in Brampton will advise you to avoid any form of carbonated drinks to prevent further damage to the enamel. Eliminating acidic foods and beverages is vital. Cutting down sugary drinks will also help lower the chances of getting teeth sensitivity.

  • BRUSHING HABITS

Using a softer toothbrush is essential to protect the integrity of enamel. Using a soft-bristled brush in a gentle motion is recommended.

  • DENTAL PROCEDURES

If there are dental cavities, it might be the reason for pain. Our dentists at iSMILE DENTAL CENTRE in Brampton might suggest you go for dental bonding procedures for permanent relief. Getting a dental crown on a severely misshapen tooth may also be considered. Dental veneers can also shield the tooth and protect it from the adversities of the oral environment. Application of dental varnishes may also help. Root canal treatment may be advised to treat root infections and draining abscesses if they cause tooth sensitivity. Mouthguards may be suggested by our dentist at iSMILE DENTAL CENTRE in Brampton if the cause of tooth sensitivity is bruxism.

  • TREATMENT OF UNDERLYING CONDITIONS

Treating underlying systemic conditions like GERD is the key to preventing further damage to the tooth’s enamel.

CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION

Tooth sensitivity is a prevalent cause of tooth pain which leads to discomfort and disturbs everyday life. If you are suffering from teeth sensitivity, schedule an appointment with us at iSMILE DENTAL CENTRE in Brampton to get a permanent solution. If you have any more questions regarding treatment, contact us, and one of our fantastic dentists will be there to assist you further.

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