Dental hypersensitivity

Dental hypersensitivity

Welcome to the Fortin Poirier dental clinic in Laval, your partner in dental health. If you regularly suffer from severe pain or discomfort on an almost daily basis, you’re not alone. Tooth sensitivity in Laval is a common problem that can manifest itself as a mild sensation of pain or prolonged discomfort all over the teeth.

What is tooth sensitivity?

Tooth sensitivity is often caused by tooth wear and loosening of the teeth, which exposes the nerve endings in the dentin, resulting in hypersensitivity to hot, cold, sweet and citrus acid temperatures, brushing, pressure and touch.

Watch out for enamel!

Enamel destruction is the most common cause of tooth sensitivity, leading to the exposure of dentin and tiny fluid-filled canals. Factors such as erosion, attrition, abrasion and abfraction can contribute to this enamel degradation.

What causes tooth sensitivity?

Tooth sensitivity in Laval can be caused by a variety of factors, such as loosening of the teeth, cracked or fractured teeth, teeth grinding, excessive wear or vigorous brushing. Even dental procedures such as whitening, gum surgery or scaling can cause temporary sensitivity.

How can I relieve sensitive teeth?

To relieve sensitive teeth, we recommend using a soft-bristled toothbrush and an electric toothbrush to avoid overly vigorous brushing. Toothpastes specially designed for sensitive teeth, containing calcium, potassium, strontium or fluoride molecules, can obstruct dentinal canals and alleviate symptoms.

It is also essential to limit consumption of acidic foods and drinks, as well as sugar, to reduce the intensity of sensitive teeth.

What can my dentist do?

Your dentist will first assess whether you have tooth sensitivity or an underlying dental problem. In the case of tooth sensitivity, treatments such as applying fluoride varnish or composite resin to the necks of the teeth can help reduce the sensation of pain.

If your teeth are loosening, a gum graft may be considered to protect the exposed roots.

Don’t ignore your sensitive teeth. Make an appointment with our team of qualified professionals for an accurate diagnosis and the care you need. Together, we can improve your dental health and provide lasting relief.

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