How to Heal and Deal with Sensitive Teeth

dca-blog-437-Sensitive-Teeth_1200x630

Have you felt a strange stinging sensation or a piercing pain when your teeth are exposed to heat, cold, air, or pressure? It sounds like you suffer from sensitive teeth. You share this struggle with close to 45 million Americans, but you can soothe your tooth sensitivity with the following helpful hints.

Culprits in Tooth Sensitivity

Teeth become sensitive when the outer surface of the tooth, called the enamel, erodes, exposing the inner layer of the tooth known as dentin. The dentin is closer to the nerves, which makes teeth feel sensitive when touched. The most common causes of this discomfort include:

  • Overly rigorous brushing can lead to loss of tooth enamel and exposure of the dentin
  • Teeth grinding can destroy tooth enamel and result in sensitivity
  • Mild to serious gum recession
  • Acidic beverages can erode tooth enamel and lead to dentin exposure.
  • Excessive dental treatments, such as frequent tooth whitening and numerous tooth restoration procedures, can erode tooth enamel and make teeth sensitive over time
  • Aging can cause the surface of teeth to wear down with time

Treating Sensitive Teeth

The only way to truly know the source of your sensitivity is to visit an affordable dentist for a dental examination. To determine the root of your sensitive teeth, the dentist will dispense a spray of air over each tooth. To provide instant relief, the dentist may apply an in-office desensitizer that places a protective coating over the teeth, reducing overall sensitivity. Severe cases of tooth sensitivity may require dental restorative treatment, but most people find relief with a variety of at-home treatments.

4 Fixes for Sensitive Teeth

There are many ways to alleviate the discomfort of tooth sensitivity. An affordable dentist can advise you about the most beneficial and cost-effective treatments available to you. Your options include:

  1. In severe cases of tooth sensitivity, in-office desensitizers can offer even greater relief, sometimes lasting for years.
  2. Over-the-counter desensitizers can often augment and extend these in-office treatments.
  3. Brushing with a soft-bristled toothbrush can ease tooth sensitivity.
  4. Fluoride toothpastes and rinses can make tooth nerves less sensitive.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Atlanta, call Imagix Dental today or make an appointment.

Imagix Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Atlanta. Our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Imagix Dental, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Imagix Dental.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Great staff, works well with children, dentist very personable.
Briel P.
People at the front desk are amazing
Jude P.
Everyone at the office is so helpful and professional and pleasant. The dental care is excellent and I feel I am in good hands.
Mary F.
Great service; friendly staff
Jaclyn C.
This group of women really do care about these kids an take time out to discuss the treatment with the parents an make the kids feel comfortable before the procedure…. I love this office!!!
London K.
Julie the office manager is awesome!!! She listens and helps solve insurance issues. Thanks
Bill M.
I was greeted nicely, everything was explained to me with patience. They did an awesome job treating my 2 year old son.
Maria T.
Very nice, easy to talk to and understand
Mary T.
Dr. Soh is wonderful as is the whole staff…I highly recommend them if you are in need of an awesome orthodontist.
Greta P.
Staff focused on outstanding professional dental services delivered in a caring, thoughtful manner in which I want to continue our relationship.
James H.
Always friendly and my kids love this place.
Maryelle V.
I have recommended your office to many of my friends.
Thomas K.
Super staff
Maurice M.
Awesome job by the team at Dental Professionals of Vinings. I have been coming here for the past 5 years. They never let me down.
Mike D.
Great job on taking care of my dental care. On time appointment, no hazzle , clear on payments up front, no surprises. Friendly folks that are good at what they do. Paul
Paul M.
Dr. Baine and Danielle were amazing! I will definitely be back!
Seth F.
This office deserves a 10 because all of the staff members are very friendly, warm and welcoming. I feel like they’re genuinely concerned about my dental care. The doctors are very patient with me […]
Elshanda C.
On time, efficient, and caring! All staff great from front desk, to technicians, to Dr Andy! Great with my 3 yr old and my 9 yr old! Thanks for making a scary experience a pleasant one!
Stacie H.
Kind, attentive, and informative service.
Barbara B.
Clean and pretty facility. Nice people. Great doctor.
Maria M.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here