Sensitive teeth can be treated. The type of treatment will depend on what is causing the sensitivity. Your dentist may suggest one of a variety of treatments:
Desensitizing toothpaste: This contains compounds that help block transmission of sensation from the tooth surface to the nerve, and usually requires several applications before the sensitivity is reduced.
Fluoride gel: An in-office technique that strengthens tooth enamel and reduces the transmission of sensations.
A restoration (filling or crown): They may be used to correct a flaw or decay that results in sensitivity.
Surgical gum graft: If gum tissue has been lost from the root, this will protect the root and reduce sensitivity.
Root canal: If sensitivity is severe and persistent and cannot be treated by other means, your dentist may recommend this treatment to eliminate the problem.
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