Dentist Questions Tooth sensitivity

What are the best ways to get rid of tooth sensitivity?

I am suffering from a lot tooth sensitivity and I am scared to take medications for this. Are there any home remedies that can help me deal with tooth sensitivity?

17 Answers

Taking medication for tooth sensitivity is not recommended. You should seek an evaluation by your dentist to determine the cause and treatment options.

Please consult with a dental professional about your tooth sensitivity. There could be an underlying problem.

Thank you for your question.
There are many causes for tooth sensitivity. When was the last time you visited your dentist? Do you have any cavities? Do you floss and brush on a regular basis. Gum disease can cause tooth sensitivity. As your bone surrounding your teeth is slowly dissolvlng, your gum tissue may be shrinking. While you are waiting for your dentist appointment, using a toothpaste for sensitive teeth can be helpful. If you have not visited the dentist for a while, get your mouth checked. If there are any problems, have them taken care of as most dental problems don't
heal themselves. They only get worse.
Tooth sensitivity can be caused by unbalanced teeth/jaw. It can be caused also by cavities and infections. It is important to visit the Dentist because these can not be diagnosed or corrected at home. The only things that can be corrected are sensitivity due to open pores in the teeth. Sensodyne toothpaste, fluoride, and minerals can help to close/plug these pores so the nerves inside the teeth can not sense, sugars, fluids cold and hot as much and decrease the sensitivity people feel on their teeth. If these options do not work there is a bigger issue that needs to be addressed by the Dentist.
Sensodyne is usually the best approach, but you should really have it looked it. It could be something worse.
Usually the best way to deal with tooth sensitivity is with an occlusal adjustment. The sensitivity is often nature's way of telling you something's wrong in the harmony of your bite. There are other causes for tooth sensitivity such as cavities. So better see your dentist.
Try Sensodyne toothpaste!
First off, you need to know if you don’t have any cavities. Visit your dentist and you will find the answer.
Act fluoride rinse swish for one minute before bed and after brush, floss and rinsing. Then spit out and continue to spit out for 1 minute. then do not rinse; go to bed. Every day for 2 weeks, then 3 times per week thereafter. If sensitivity is pretty bad, you can get bonding to cover the sensitive spots and it will disappear
The best results that I have seen are to use a highly fluoridated mouthrinse such as act and/or prescription toothpastes containing fluoride and potassium nitrate. There are other means for treatment. However you would need to talk to your dentist to see what they carry in their office to offer to you.
If the sensitivity is due to decay, dental treatment will be required. If due to recession, you may be helped with Sensodyne toothpaste.
First is to determine what makes your teeth sensitive and why. For that you need to see a dentist. A sensitive tooth toothpaste might help, depending on the reason.
Applying sensitive toothpaste to the areas as spot treatment will help. Make sure you do it every night and leave it on the tooth. Also a night guard will help to decrease sensitivity.
Tooth sensitivity can be caused by a number of factors. It is always best to find and treat the cause rather than just treat the symptom (pain). It is possible that there is something going on that could get much worse.
There are sensitivity toothpastes that helps with sensitivity such as Sensodyne. It is also very important to have it checked out by a dentist to make sure you are not having some other problems. If it is just sensitivity, you can sometimes have fillings at the neck of the tooth if you have a groove near the root of your tooth to cover up the root surface that can be causing the sensitivity. Sometimes, fluoride treatment to the area can help stop the sensitivity. This can be prescribed to you by your dentist.
Tooth sensitivity likely has an etiology that is based in gingival recession over a period of years. The most common cause of gingival recession is a lack of good periodontal care including dental floss ineffective brushing over one's lifetime. These areas of denuding of the tissue around the necks of the tea allow the cementum of the root which is highly innervated to become exposed to the atmosphere. Even brushing causes sensitivity to worsen and hot and cold foods are extremely painful and leave a long lasting pain response. There are several over-the-counter toothpaste which have additional eugenol and even topical anesthetic as part of their compound and these are somewhat effective and you can also have your dentist treat the exposed roots of the teeth for a more long-term result. And in some extreme cases, your periodontist at the Dental Specialists may elect to do a graft to cover the denuded area and protect the root.
Tooth sensitivity causes discomfort and pain in teeth. The most common cause of this problem is a sudden pain in teeth when exposed to air, sweet and acidic foods. The best way to get rid of tooth sensitivity is to take proper dental treatment through dentists.
The dentists go through the complete diagnosis of your oral cavity and recommend the right ways to treat sensitivity. You can also ask your dental expert for the effective dental procedures to reduce tooth sensitivity including bonding, crowns, and inlays, as well as surgical gum graft and fluoride gel or varnish.