General Dental Services

Tooth Desensitization

Tooth desensitization can help alleviate the discomfort of sensitive teeth. However, your treatment will depend on the severity of your dental discomfort—from desensitizing toothpaste you can purchase over the counter, to fluoride treatment that can strengthen your tooth enamel, and more. It may also be helpful to know the causes of this condition: 

  • Patients who brush too hard or grind their teeth can easily wear down their bites, breaching and exposing the enamel to hot and cold temperature, causing sensitivity
  • Gum recession, when your gums start to pull away and expose the root surfaces  of your teeth, causing sensitivity
  • Tooth fractures, such as  breaks, chips, and cracks, may lead to sensitivity due to root exposure
  • Sensitivity also happens after dental restorations like crowns and teeth bleaching, but should go away after a few days; call your dentist if it persists

Tooth desensitization treatment 

Your treatment will depend on the severity or case of your dental discomfort. Nevertheless, here’s what our dentist can recommend: 

Desensitizing toothpaste. This product is available over-the-counter, however, only your dentist could tell you what brand best suits you. Tooth desensitization using this kind of toothpaste blocks the pain receptors that are associated with sensitivity. 

Fluoride treatment. Fluoride helps in strengthening your teeth enamel and protect your teeth’s inner chamber. It also reduces the sensitivity once the tooth restores its structure. 

There are more techniques our London dentist may perform to ease the discomfort your experience from tooth sensitivity. Get in touch with our staff now and book for an appointment.

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