Tooth desensitization lets you eat what you want without tooth sensitivity. There is nothing worse than being unable to enjoy the foods and drinks you love. Whether it is sipping on something hot or eating something cold, tooth sensitivity can impact your quality of life. Instead of avoiding the foods you really want to eat, you could benefit from tooth desensitization.
As your gums start to pull back and expose the dentin (a surface under the gums), you may suffer from sensitivity. This very soft layer is what makes up your tooth’s root and has tubes that lead to your tooth’s nerve.
When you eat something too sweet, cold or hot, these tubes send signals to your nerve causing you pain. There are multiple reasons why your gums can pull back to reveal the dentin, including:
There are a few ways to perform tooth desensitization. It is best to speak with your dental professional if you suffer from frequent sensitivity to make sure there isn’t a more serious problem. Some other ways you can alleviate tooth sensitivity include:
Sometimes you need the assistance of your dental professional to desensitize your teeth. Your dentist can apply a thin layer of a fluoride gel or another type of desensitizing agent to strengthen your enamel which will help reduce teeth sensitivity and stop the transmissions to your nerves causing pain.
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