Posted on Dec 29, 2020

Aesthetic Dental Center of Bergen County

Why Are My Teeth Sensitive?

When your teeth are sensitive, activities like eating and drinking can lead to the experience of sharp pain in your teeth. Sensitive teeth are often caused by exposed tooth roots or worn tooth enamel. In other cases, it can be caused by cavities, a worn filling, a chipped or cracked tooth, or gum disease.

Aesthetic Dental Center of Bergen County in Ridgefield Park, NJ is ready with all needed treatments for sensitive teeth. Let's look at what can be done about sensitive teeth so that you obtain relief.

If you are affected by sensitive teeth, please schedule an appointment so that we can determine the cause of your pain or sensitivity. Things we may recommend include:

Desensitizing toothpaste: Applying this type of toothpaste sometimes helps alleviate the pain or discomfort of sensitive teeth. There are a number of available over-the-counter products. Ask us for our recommendations.

Fluoride: We can apply fluoride to your sensitive teeth to reduce pain by strengthening your tooth enamel. Prescription fluoride can also be made available at home and delivered using a custom tray.

Surgical gum graft: When a tooth root has insufficient gum tissue around it, we can take gum tissue from a donor site and attach it to the affected area. This will reduce sensitivity by protecting exposed roots.

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