People with sensitive teeth may be experiencing dentin hypersensitivity. This condition causes pain when teeth are exposed to certain stimulation, like hot or cold food or temperatures.
Sensitive teeth can have a major impact on your quality of life.
Food and beverages that are meant to be enjoyed hot or cold become a source of frustration. Brushing and flossing may even be avoided, leading to a higher risk of dental disease.
Sensitive teeth can cause patients to alter their brushing behavior and/or put their oral health at risk; treatment can help even before pain from sensitivity reaches that point.
Treating Hyper-Sensitive Teeth
After other causes are ruled out, many cases of sensitive teeth stem from dentin in teeth being exposed by loss of enamel, external abrasion, or gum resorption that often accompanies aging.
Certain tooth pastes and home treatments can help manage the pain from tooth sensitivity, but Sleep Dentistry of Portland can do much more to help.
In-office treatment can do much to minimize the pain of hyper-sensitive teeth.
- Topical treatment can rebuild teeth’s natural defenses.
- Mouth guards may protect teeth from some causes.
- Sealants add a layer of protection.
Ask Sleep Dentistry of Portland today about diagnosing and treating the pain from sensitive teeth, so you can enjoy a better quality of life.