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Tooth sensitivity is a fairly common and annoying issue that plagues many people, especially coffee and ice cream lovers. However, this pain can ultimately be a good thing as it can alert an affected person to underlying dental issues such as tooth decay, worn fillings, worn down enamel, fractured teeth, exposed roots, and gum disease. There are many treatments for tooth sensitivity and the most effective treatment for each individual situation will be dependent on the reason for the pain. Some treatments are:

– Desensitizing toothpaste: Desensitizing toothpaste uses the compounds within its paste to keep sensations away from the tooth after a few uses.
– Fluoride gel: Fluoride strengthens the tooth by building up the minerals in it, which can strengthen enamel to block the pathway to the tooth’s nerve.
– Dental work: Treatments such as a dental crown, dental veneers, and dental bonding can reduce sensitivity as well as correct a cosmetic flaw or eliminate tooth decay.
– Surgical gum graft: If your gums have been pulled down and exposed the roots of your teeth, this treatment will put your gums back into place so that they will protect the root and reduce your sensitivity.
– Root canal therapy: This treatment will be sure to remove the tooth sensitivity if the others fail.

If you have a tooth sensitivity you’d like to seek treatment for, please set up an appointment with Dr. Gill and Dr. Gill at Monte Vista Dental Turlock, California, today.