Proper oral hygiene is an important step in preventing tooth decay, periodontal disease and pain from sensitive teeth. If you brush your teeth incorrectly or brush too aggressively, you may injure your gums and expose tooth roots. When this happens, it makes it hard to enjoy hot and cold beverages because the acidity and temperatures of these things will send a sharp pain through your tooth’s nerve. If you have sensitive teeth Dr. Robert B. Ruyak, DMD can develop a treatment plan with you to reduce the sensitivity.
The good news is that sensitive teeth can be treated. Depending on the cause, Dr. Ruyak may suggest that you try desensitizing toothpaste, which contains compounds that help block sensation traveling from the tooth surface to the nerve. If you go this route, do not expect the pain to relieve overnight. It usually requires several applications to be effective. If desensitizing toothpaste does not ease your discomfort, Dr. Ruyak may suggest in-office fluoride treatments or dental sealants to reduce the pain.
If you have sensitive teeth, please give us a call to discuss your treatment options. To learn more about the services we provide at the practice, visit www.drrobertruyak.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Robert B. Ruyak, DMD at his Bethlehem, PA dental office, call 610-861-0777.