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Best Treatments for Teeth Sensitivity

Posted on 1/10/2022 by McDonald Office
Best Treatments for Teeth SensitivityTooth sensitivity occurs when the dentin is exposed, this is the part of the tooth covering the nerve. The causes of this sensitivity can be receding gums, teeth grinding, hard toothbrushes, not brushing right, and aging. The teeth become sensitive to changes in temperatures when eating cold, or acidic foods cause sensitivity and pain.

Salty water rinse

Salty water reduces inflammation since it is an effective antiseptic. To alleviate pain after consumption of cold or acidic food gargle some salty water at least twice daily. Mix warm lukewarm water with salt and swish it in your mouth for about 30 seconds then spit out the solution.

Hydrogen peroxide

This is a mild antiseptic and also a disinfectant that sterilizes burn, cuts and wounds to keep away infection-causing bacteria. The hydrogen peroxide chemical is used as mouth rinse so that it can heal gums and prevent inflammation.

Desensitizing toothpaste

The desensitizing toothpaste has active agents like potassium fluoride and strontium salts. The potassium in this toothpaste decreases the flow of fluids through tubules to the dentin. The tubules are clogged so that there is little activity of the dental sensory nerves. If used consecutive times in months this toothpaste can reduce sensitivity signals sent to the brain.

Root canal

The root canal section holds nerves, blood vessels, and pulp cells of the mouth. Root canal therapy is used when the root canal is injured or decays. When the plaque deposits in between the teeth, it mixes with bacteria in the mouth and this causes acid formation. The acid causes erosion to the enamel of the tooth and the dentin is exposed. This causes the teeth to decay and when dentin comes in contact with hot, cold, or acidic foods sensitivity and pain are felt. Our dentists will help you on how to treat sensitivity issues with the best treatment option.
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