Tooth sensitivity makes it hard to eat, drink and accomplish other daily tasks. There are a plethora of potential causes of tooth sensitivity; it is vital to seek dental advice as soon as possible to determine the probable cause and create a treatment plan.
Some of the possible causes of tooth sensitivity include the following: worn or fractured enamel, cavities, general dental erosion, an eating disorder, gastric reflux or gum recession. Our team can help determine the cause of the tooth sensitivity and give recommendations for how to treat it. Some potential treatments could include:
-Desensitizing Toothpaste: Your dentist may recommend a desensitising toothpaste, which can actually block the nerves that contribute to sensitivity. Apply regularly for best results.
-Fluoride: If dental erosion is the main cause of your sensitivity, the addition of fluoride can help rebuild your lost enamel. A common way to add fluoride to use a fluoridated toothpaste.
-Root Canal: If your sensitivity is located primarily in one tooth, it may be that the tooth’s pulp has been damaged (especially if other treatments aren’t working). In this case, Dr. Paul Lee may recommend a root canal.
We will do all we can to relieve your tooth sensitivity. Be aware that if you do not take care of your teeth, the sensitivity may return. Brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day. For more information, call Dr. Paul Lee in Fairfax, Virginia, at 703-352-9600. Dr. Paul Lee and our team are happy to help!