Tooth sensitivity can be anything from a slight twinge to having severe pain for hours! It can also be a warning sign of a more serious dental problem. Your dental team will carry out an examination and talk to you about your symptoms. They will look at your teeth and determine the cause of the sensitivity and how best to treat it. They may apply de-sensitizing products, fluoride gels, rinses or varnishes or even seal around the neck of the tooth with a filling material.
Here at Dentist Direct we have invested in the latest technology, the EPIC Biolase which can be used to seal sensitive dentine immediately without the need for messy gels and formulas.
You can help prevent sensitive teeth by brushing twice a day using a fluoride toothpaste and making small circular movements and a soft bristled brush. Change your toothbrush every 2-3 months. Have sugary, fizzy and acidic foods just at mealtimes. If you grind your teeth talk to your dental team about having a night guard.
Visit your dentist regularly!