Are your teeth sensitive to hot or cold temperatures? If so, you may be a victim of tooth sensitivity, and we are happy to help you! Your sensitivity can be easily treated, but the treatment solely depends on what is causing the problem. Some causes include tooth decay, fractured teeth, worn fillings, gum disease, worn tooth enamel, and an exposed tooth root. Our My Dental Care team happily fixes these issues with the following treatments:
· Desensitizing toothpaste: Desensitizing toothpaste is a helpful tool that protects your tooth nerves. When you brush, the compounds block the pathways that start at the surface of the tooth and lead to the nerve. Depending on the severity of the tooth sensitivity, it may take several applications to help the situation.
· Fluoride gel: Fluoride gel is available at our office and it strengthens your tooth enamel and also blocks the pathways leading to your tooth nerve.
· Dental work: Sometimes a dental crown, dental inlay, or dental bonding can help with tooth sensitivity. They can correct a flaw in your tooth and can also take care of tooth decay.
· Surgical gum grafting: If your gums have shriveled away from your tooth, exposing the root, then a surgical gum graft may be the best option. The graft will move the gums back into place and will protect the root as well as reduce sensitivity.
· Root canal therapy: Root canal therapy is generally the last resort when it comes to treating tooth sensitivity. If it cannot be fixed by other treatments, a root canal will surely be the solution.
If you are interested in meeting with Dr. Cynthia S. Becker & Cynthia A. Pistoia to talk about the causes of and treatments for your tooth sensitivity, please call 317-849-0999 today and schedule an appointment. We are more than happy to help you if you just call our office and ask for assistance!