Treating Sensitive Teeth in Granville
At Premier Dental of Granville, we understand the discomfort and frustration that comes with sensitive teeth. We believe that a healthy, confident smile is essential to overall well-being, so we specialize in providing gentle and effective solutions for sensitive teeth. Whether you're experiencing sharp pain while consuming hot or cold food or drinks or simply want to address the underlying cause of your sensitivity, our dedicated team of dental professionals is here to help.
With our state-of-the-art technology and personalized care, we strive to ensure that every patient receives the highest quality treatment, allowing you to enjoy a pain-free and enjoyable dental experience.
How Our Dentists Treat Sensitive Teeth
The first step in treating sensitive teeth is ruling out any active dental problems like cavities and cracks. Once your dentist confirms that there is no need for dental restorations, then you can move forward with sensitivity treatment. The treatments for sensitive teeth vary widely, from something as conservative as using a prescription toothpaste to something as invasive as gum grafting surgery. At Premier Dental of Granville, we offer a range of options for our patients with teeth sensitivity.
Prescription Oral Care Products
The first and most conservative approach to tooth sensitivity is using prescription products aimed at fighting sensitivity. Most patients will have already tried using over-the-counter products before seeking help from the dentist. As with any medication, a prescription product will be stronger and more effective. Many of our patients have experienced great relief by using ClinPro 5000 Rx toothpaste or CariFree’s CTX3 gel. These products work to strengthen the exposed tooth structure and provide better insulation for the nerve within.
Application of Professional Desensitizers
We also have dental materials that we can apply directly to your teeth in a quick office visit. These desensitizers are simply painted onto the exposed, sensitive tooth surface and provide almost instantaneous relief. The most common and widely available is a professional fluoride varnish. When consistently applied to the teeth at regular intervals, patients experience prolonged relief of sensitivity. For more persistent, isolated cases of sensitivity, we apply medications like GLUMA or Silver Diamine Fluoride.
Coverage of Sensitive, Exposed Tooth Surfaces
Many cases of teeth sensitivity are the result of gum recession, which exposes the roots of the teeth. By covering these roots, you can replace the missing insulation. We can do this in two very different ways. We can place a bonded, tooth-colored filling onto the root, which will cover and insulate the exposed area. This is simple, quick, and inexpensive.
Even better, we can perform a gum procedure that covers the exposed roots with natural gum tissue, returning it to the ideal state. This surgical technique, called gingival grafting, is more invasive and expensive, and it produces a better, more natural long-term result.
Protection against Heavy Forces
Some people experience sensitivity as the result of too much pressure on the teeth, which irritates the nerves inside. By making a professional, custom-fitted mouthguard, we can help you reduce the pressure and irritation on those nerves. When you consistently wear a night-guard to stop the heavy forces of clenching or grinding, you can relieve the hypersensitivity of teeth.
Premier Dental of Granville Can Help Alleviate Your Sensitive Teeth Pain
We've seen patients who have lived in agony with sensitive teeth and finally came in to see one of our board-certified dentists. Don't put it off any longer! Schedule an appointment with Premier Dental of Granville, and start on a path to relieve sensitive teeth.
Our full-service dental practice is located in the heart of downtown Granville next to the Park National Bank. Easy to find, with street parking in front of our office or available off-street parking behind our office in the East Elm lot. We have morning and evening hours to fit your busy schedule and can easily accommodate family cleanings. Our dental practice in Granville provides sensitive teeth relief to patients in Granville, Ohio, including Etna, Heath, Hebron, Millersport, Pataskala, Newark, Alexandria, and surrounding areas in Licking County.