Sensitive teeth can be very uncomfortable for the patient. No matter what you eat or drink, you can actually feel an annoyingly painful electric sensation driving down through your teeth.
Some people compare the sensation of dental sensitivity to an electric shock inside their mouth! However, the truth is that almost all-dental sensitivity can be controlled with proper dental care. To help you out, we’ve created a simple guide that will help to control your dental sensitivity and ensure optimum oral health.
Best Ways To Stop Pain From Sensitive Teeth
Use A Soft Toothbrush With A Proper Brushing Technique
Dentists recommend you use a soft toothbrush and apply as little pressure as possible as excessive pressure can actually scrape off the outer layer ( dentine) of the tooth completely causing sensitivity. Almost all manufacturers now produce toothbrushes with soft bristles.
Ask your dentist to teach you the most effective brushing technique possible and combine this with minimum pressure on your teeth while brushing. Usually a light touch ensures that the toothbrush bristles can move freely in and around the teeth to clean effectively.
Desensitizing Toothpaste Combine With Desensitizing Cream And Mouthwash
This may seem like overkill but it actually works. Use dentist-recommended products and techniques to control your sensitivity problem. For example, most dentists recommend that you apply the desensitizing toothpaste directly on the teeth and wait for two minutes.
This allows the desensitizing compounds in the toothpaste to bond with the tooth surface and form an impenetrable film on the tooth surface. You can also use a fluoridated mouthwash and dental floss to potentiate the effect.
In Office Treatments
You can try these desensitizing procedures for two to three months and evaluate the effects. If you feel that your sensitivity has not resolved, you should consult a dentist who will recommend dental in-office procedures to control the sensitivity.
Sealants are an excellent way of sealing the dental surface and reducing sensitivity. The procedure takes about ten to twenty minutes to complete but it is a temporary procedure. You may require a repeat application after six months.
Low-level laser therapy is a great way of sealing the tooth surface and preventing dental hypersensitivity. This procedure has not yet been approved for general use but it is remarkably effective in controlling dental pain.
Ionto-phoresis does work effectively in controlling dental hypersensitivity but you may have to find an expert dentist to carry out the procedure. The procedure involves propelling high concentrations of a charged substance through the tooth surface to make it stronger and impenetrable.
Bioactive glass is also considered to be one of the best upcoming treatments for dental hypersensitivity. However, it is still under research.
A word of caution
No matter what precautions you use to ensure oral hygiene, we do recommend that you consult with an oral surgeon at least once in six months.
Regular dental check-ups will ensure that your teeth are in top condition with no hidden cavities or problems.