Dentin hypersensitivity remains one of the most frequently-caused dental problems. It occurs because of the exposure of dentin to chemical, thermal, or osmotic conditions, thus leading to extreme sensitivity. Dentin hypersensitivity may also cause pain in your teeth, which is why it is essential to address the problem.
When you visit our clinic to treat this condition, we will examine your dental health. We will also take a detailed history of your condition and identify the predisposing factors. After learning your case history, we may choose options among in-office procedure, at-home desensitizing, or any other treatment.
At-Home Desensitizing Treatment
We will advise you to use a toothbrush comprising soft bristles and dental-grade toothpaste to combat sensitivity. We may also prescribe a mouthwash, chewing gums, and other medications containing desensitizing elements like potassium chloride, potassium nitrate, potassium citrate, and others. When you treat your hypersensitivity at home, it is also essential to keep a check on your diet. Do not consume food or drinks that are acidic.
In-Office Desensitizing Treatment
We will use the materials such as glass ionomer cement or composite and apply them on the surface of your teeth to control sensitivity. We may treat your condition with oxalates and varnishes. The application of varnishes reduces tooth sensitivity and pain.
Endodontic Therapy (Root Canal)
If the above-listed treatment options do not work, we will remove the dentin-pulp complex of your affected teeth and fill it up. The procedure is popularly known as root canal treatment.
Homeland Dental, located in Greensboro, NC, is equipped with modern technologies and the latest amenities that enable the best dental care for patients. Dial (336) 272-0132 and book an appointment with Dentist in Greensboro NC to know more about dental services.
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