If it is due to bad bite, your bite should be corrected orthodontically either conventional braces or Invisalign.
If it is due to grinding and clenching, ask your dentist to make you a night guard. Usually the most common cause of sensitivity is grinding and clenching which can be prevented very easily by a night gaurd.
Hope that answers your question.
There are different reasons for tooth sensitivity - receding gums, cervical defects on the teeth, caries/decay, generalized unexplained sensitivity.
In order to treat it the dentist has to diagnose first what is causing the sensitivity and try to solve the problem. Using toothpaste for sensitive teeth might not help if the reason for the sensitivity is not addressed. Try to see your dentist for an exam and X rays to verify what is causing the sensitivity. In some instances the problem can be also related to your diet - acidic diet can cause generalized tooth sensitivity.
Best of luck to you!
Why do you have sensitivity?
Just so you know it could be possibly due to caries( cavities) , enamel attrition/ abrasion or enamel loss due aggressive tooth brush or clenching or grinding; , chemical / citric acidic substance usage, bulimia or occlusal or bite problems or roots exposed due to gum recession or tooth trauma or combination of issues.
Depending on what the reason is for your sensitivity the remedies go accordingly.
1. If the reason is for cavities then u need to take care of the cavities.
2. If the reason is for enamel loss due to tooth brush abrasion or mechanical trauma to enamel then you need to use soft bristle toothbrush and use anti sensitivity tooth paste like sensodyne or colgate sensitive. They also make anti sensitivity mouth rinses as well over the counter from many manufacturers.
3. If the sensitivity is due to bite or occlusal related problems or something then you need to have your bite adjusted and then continued usage of anti sensitivity agents described above shall be helpful.
4. If the sensitivity is due to gum recession, abfraction lesion then you may need to have gum lifting or grafting procedures to cover the gums or else may need sometimes bondings ( similar to fillings) and bite adjustments and anti sensitivity agents shall be helpful.
5. If they are from bulimia then you may need full coverage restorations like crowns or veneers along with anti sensitivity agents.
Your dentist shall be able to diagnose the reason snd make appropriate recommendatons for you.
Hope this helps.
Devang Shah, DMD
With PST, under local anesthesia your gums can be repositioned to cover the gum recessed areas. I am one of only 2000 PST Academy graduates in the world trained by the inventor of the PST, Dr. Chao, authorized to do this procedure. I have been doing this procedure since 2014.
There are many causes for tooth sensitivity. It is not possible to provide you with a reasonable answer without having had the opportunity to examine you to determine the cause of the sensitivity. Call us at 978-475-2431 and ask Joanne for an appointment. Bring any recent x-rays you have had taken, and after a thorough examination, I should be able to help you.
Thanks for asking.
My answer is you need a dentist who can identify the cause of your sensitivity and then prescribe the appropriate treatments for you. Go have this evaluated closely.
Hope this helps.
Hope you find one
It is difficult to say exactly what the problem is without physically taking a look at your teeth.
Hope that helps a little!
Dr. Ingrid Romero, D.M.D.
Possible reasons may be gum receding or teeth grinding or clenching. There certainly are others but we d start with these.
-Dr. Ryan Bond
A simple thing you can try is using a fluoride rinse like ACT, which you can buy over the counter. Swish with that twice daily and re-evaluate your symptoms in one week. Over
time, the extra fluoride your root surfaces are exposed to with the rinse will mix with the calcium in your saliva and help plug those root surface pores permanently. You can also use a prescription toothpaste that your dentist can prescribe that has the extra fluoride built into it as well, so you don't have to use a rinse. At the dental office, we usually have a fluoride
varnish we can apply to the teeth after your routine cleaning visit as well as some other products. If the problem is severe enough, there are gum graft procedures that may be an option or a certain type of filling material that can be applied to cover up the sensitive tooth structure.
Most of my patients tell me between the fluoride varnish treatments and the prescription toothpaste, they get a permanent relief of symptoms within 6 weeks or at least an 80% improvement. Hope that helps answer your question.
Common causes are root exposure and clenching. Root exposure can happen naturally in life, but many times it is caused by aggressive brushing or excessive clenching. If your tooth brush looks 'bent and worn' after a short period of use, then you are brushing too hard and I recommend a Sonic brush. You can't brush too hard with one of those.
Also, you might ask your dentist to make you a night guard. Clenching leads to sensitivity. Ask yourself from time to time, 'are my teeth together right now?' If they are, you are clenching too much. Your teeth should never touch unless you are eating. Period. If you are clenching and you control that, your sensitivity might improve.
Good luck, Doctor Hampton
Francis C. Mecadon DMD
Rinse out with water only after eating.
After you brush with the sensitive toothpaste, do not rinse your mouth. Simply spit out the excess toothpaste.
You should notice less sensitivity after about a week if you do not rinse out the toothpaste and allow it to work.
Do you have any pain in your face, head or neck? What teeth are involved with your sensitivity?
You can try switching to a high fluoride toothpaste as opposed to the sensitive ones such as PreviDent 5000, which sometimes you have to ask for it from a pharmacist. Or, see if you are eating foods that are high in acid such as most fruits, some vegetables and drinks, which will make your teeth more porous and susceptible to sensitivity. Also, if you suffer from acid reflux you can ask your doctor how to manage that. Hope that helps!
Dr. Jessica Milne
So, as you can see, there are many possible reasons for your sensitivity, and you would need some professional consultation and diagnosis to pinpoint the cause. We usually start with sensitive toothpaste, since that takes care of the problem in the majority of the cases. But, it's nice to be special and get more involved care. Good luck with the problem and I hope that it can be cleared up soon. If you can't enjoy ice cream or coffee, life just isn't as fun...
Michael A. Conrad, DDS, PC
Smile Forever Atlanta
2960 Hardman Ct. NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
If there is no root exposure, then having the dentist make special trays that you will wear for 15 min 2x a day containing a neutral fluoride gel, MI paste or similar will eliminate the sensitivity after about a week. Continuing to use it will prevent return of the sensitivity.
Gregori M. Kurtzman, DDS, MAGD, FPFA, FACD, FADI, DICOI, DADIA
Leisure World Plaza Professional Building
3801 International Drive, Suite 102
Silver Spring, MD 20906