If your teeth hurt when you eat or drink something hot, cold, sweet or sour, you should tell your dentist. Some people naturally have more sensitive teeth than others, but if your teeth have become more sensitive suddenly or over time, this could be a sign of a dental problem.
If you visit our dentists in Brisbane CBD for a check-up and clean, we offer EMS Airflow® technology to make teeth cleaning less painful for sensitive teeth.
Sensitive teeth can be uncomfortable, but they're often a sign of a more serious problem. If your teeth feel more sensitive to temperature than they used to, some of the possible reasons could be:
If your tooth sensitivity is a symptom of an underlying problem, your dentist will try to track down the cause and recommend appropriate treatments. These could make the sensitivity go away, or your dentist can offer advice to help you manage it.
Depending on what's causing the sensitivity, treatment options could include:
To reduce discomfort and stop damaging your teeth further, dentists may recommend:
It's also important to visit your dentist for regular check-ups and teeth cleaning, so an oral hygienist can remove plaque from your teeth that could cause decay or gum disease. If you're worried about dental hygiene treatments being painful for your teeth, ask your dental clinic if they offer less invasive options.
At Face Value Dental, we offer EMS Airflow guided biofilm therapy that uses air, warm water and fine powder to clean teeth with minimal contact for less discomfort. Our hygienists might still need to use traditional cleaning instruments if you have any hardened calculus deposits on your teeth.
If you want to know more about EMS Airflow technology or treatments for sensitive teeth, contact our team at Face Value Dental today.
Australian Dental Association. Ouch! I have sensitive teeth [Online] 2016 [Accessed July 2019] Available from: https://www.ada.org.au/getattachment/Your-Dental-Health/Resources-for-Professionals/Resources-for-Teens-12-17/Ouch-I-have-sensitive-teeth/Ouch!-I-have-sensitive-teeth.pdf.aspx