Treating Your Tooth Sensitivity

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There are many possible reasons for your tooth sensitivity. You may have worn or fractured tooth enamel, cavities, dental erosion, gum recession, or a combination of these factors.

If you have sensitive teeth, it’s vital to seek dental advice as soon as you can. Dr. Marcus Lopez can diagnose the source of your sensitivity and recommend a proper mode of treatment. Here are some possible solutions that he may prescribe:

-Desensitizing toothpaste: With regular, repeated applications, this toothpaste can, in fact, block the nerves that cause your sensitivity, decreasing its potency or eliminating it altogether.

-Fluoride: If the reason for your sensitivity is dental erosion, fluoride can help rebuild your lost enamel.

-Covering Exposed Roots: If gum recession is the culprit, Dr. Marcus Lopez can apply a sealant over your exposed roots to protect them from sensitivity catalysts and infection.

-Root Canal: If your sensitivity in one tooth is severe and other treatments just aren’t working, your tooth’s pulp at the center of the teeth may be diseased. In this case, Dr. Marcus Lopez will likely call for a root canal.

After you’ve received treatment, know that your sensitivity may return if you fail to take care of your teeth. That’s just one reason why it’s so vital to brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day. Make sure to brush gently to avoid erosion. Also, use desensitizing or fluoride toothpaste. If you grind your teeth while you sleep, ask Dr. Marcus Lopez about getting a night guard to avoid wearing away your enamel.

You can always call Trecker and Lopez Family Dentistry today for tooth sensitivity treatment or anything else in Springfield, Massachusetts at 413-782-5159. We are happy to help!