While emotional sensitivity sounds sensible and takes you a long way forward, teeth sensitivity is a big deterrent! Almost 50 % of the population between 20-50 years of age has experienced the gnawing discomfort of sensitive teeth. It comes unannounced right in the middle of enjoying your favorite ice-cream, hot chocolate or sugary delight. We definitely don’t want our teeth dictating our food preferences and hence a thorough understanding of this culprit will help us in keeping teeth sensitivity at bay.
CAUSE: WORN DOWN TEETH
Loss of enamel is inevitable with ageing but your daily brushing regimen plays an important role in preserving this protective layer. Attrition of teeth exposes dentinal tubules housing nerve endings which respond abnormally to hot, cold, sour, sweet or even sometimes a gush of air.
CURE: IMPROVE BRUSHING TECHNIQUE
Use extra soft tooth brush in circular motion applying gentle pressure twice daily for minimum two minutes.
Fluoride treatment and remineralising agents also help in protecting the remaining tooth structure. Consult Dr. Shefali Sood, best dentist in Gurgaon, for instant long lasting remedy.
CAUSE: GUM RECESSION EXPOSING TOOTH ROOT
Receding gum is a natural age related phenomenon but arresting its progress is crucial to enhance the life of the teeth. Exposed root surfaces consists of cementum (much softer than enamel) and gets eroded faster due to incorrect brushing.
CURE: FILLINGS AND GUM LIFT
White colored composite or fluoride fillings are highly recommended to cover the exposed areas to arrest sensitivity and prevent further damage. Minor gum surgery can also be performed the cover the root surface.
CAUSE: TOOTH EROSION
Acidic environment in the mouth results in rapid dissolution of minerals in enamel.
CURE: CONTROL ACIDIC INTAKE/REFLUX
Consult a gastroenterologist to minimize acidic reflux. Drink ample water, keep a check on intake of acidic food/beverage and delay brushing by at least half an hour after having carbonated sodas, wine, citrus fruit etc. to allow saliva to neutralize the acids.
CAUSE: GRINDING OF TEETH
Bruxism or teeth clenching is a common occurrence leading to rapid wear of enamel.
CURE: NIGHT GUARD
High quality custom-made thin soft plastic mouth guard is fabricated at Dental Panache to protect your teeth from the ill-effects of grinding especially during night time.
CAUSE: TEETH WHITENING
Teeth sensitivity is a very common occurrence if OTC whitening agents are not used properly according to instructions or frequently used. Even in-office whitening can lead to temporary tingling sensation in teeth.
CURE: DESENSITIZING TREATMENT
Desensitizing gels, resin sealants and Vitamin E enriched solutions are commonly used in our practice to allay sensitivity issues.
Over the counter desensitizing toothpaste may resolve your problem momentarily by blocking the exposed nerve endings. However visiting a dental doctor in Gurgaon is imperative to find the underlying cause and resolve the problem to give you lasting effect. Visit Dental Panache, Best Dental Clinic in Gurgaon, offering premium quality services like root canal treatment, dental implants, teeth whitening, cosmetic dentistry, crown and bridge, child dental services at affordable rates.