Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road
3040 SW 27th Avenue, Suite 101, Ocala, FL 34471

Is There a Solution to Sensitive Teeth?

Tooth Sensitivity

That aching, stinging pain that runs through your teeth and seemingly all through your head when you bite into or drink something hot or cold in temperature is caused by sensitive teeth and is not a sensation to be ignored. Tooth sensitivity is treatable and, in many cases, is a mere disturbance of the tooth enamel or tooth roots. However, it could also be a more serious condition that needs attention from your dentist in Ocala—sooner, rather than later. Sensitive teeth might also be caused by a chipped or broken tooth, or a cavity.  Whatever the cause, you should seek treatment and create dental care habits that will help to prevent recurrence. 

If you have sensitive teeth, visit a skilled, affordable dentist in Ocala who will help you identify the cause of your tooth sensitivity and develop the appropriate dental care treatment. Treatment options can include:

  • Toothpaste made specifically for sensitive teeth. Used regularly, desensitizing toothpaste can help to reduce the pain and discomfort caused by sensitive teeth.
  • Fluoride treatment. Your family dentistry professional may suggest a fluoride treatment, which helps to strengthen the tooth enamel and reduce discomfort when applied to sensitive teeth.
  • Repair exposed root surfaces. If receding gums are causing sensitive teeth, a dentist in Ocala can apply a sealant over the exposed roots to minimize tooth sensitivity.
  • Root canal. If the cause of your sensitive teeth is coming from the dental pulp—the tooth’s soft core—a root canal may be required to address underlying issues and reduce the tooth sensitivity.

Some people are very susceptible to sensitive teeth, while others can take steps to avoid tooth sensitivity. Remember that proper dental care is crucial, so floss at least once each day, brush twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush, and use a fluoride toothpaste. Brush your teeth gently in a circular motion, avoid hard up-and-down motions, and don’t use an abrasive toothpaste. Some people have sensitive teeth because of grinding their teeth or clenching their jaw. Additionally, excessive brushing and flossing can lead to sensitive teeth.

Citrus fruits, carbonated beverages, wine, and other acidic drinks can damage the tooth enamel. While it’s best to avoid these things, if you do drink acidic beverages, sip them through a straw to minimize the liquid’s contact with your teeth. Drinking milk or water or milk after consuming acid-containing foods and beverages can help to reduce the softening of the teeth’s enamel, which contributes to tooth sensitivity.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Ocala, call Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road today at (352) 433-4934 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Ocala. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Shady Road. 

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