Many people suffer from a short sharp discomfort in their teeth when they preform daily activities like brushing, using an interdental cleaner, consuming certain food items and drinks. This implies that they are suffering from tooth sensitivity, which is also a sign of decay. It happens when the enamel in their teeth of such individuals wears out to such an extent that it exposes the roots to various sensations. The other factors that are responsible for this kind of discomfort are cavities, cracks in their teeth, fillings and recent dental treatments like bleaching. Maintaining a proper oral hygiene is the most effective way to prevent such disorders.
Dr. Kami Hoss is a prominent dental practitioner from San Diego, California in the United States with over 20 years of valuable experience under his belt in the field of pediatric dentistry and orthodontics. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of The Super Dentists, one of the largest dental healthcare clinics in the region, which employs over 120 people including medical practitioners. In addition to this, he is also a member of a number reputed dental associations. These include the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, California Association of Orthodontists and World Federation of Orthodontists.
He says it is important for people suffering tooth sensitivity to visit their dentist at the earliest to find out the root cause of the issue. Depending upon the nature of the disorder, such a medical practitioner may suggest one or two of the following remedies:
- Use of desensitizing toothpaste
Such a medical expert may recommend a particular desensitizing toothpaste to his/her patients that goes a long way in helping to block the discomfort they associate with tooth sensitivity.
Certain dentist apply fluoride to those areas of their patients’ teeth that a hypersensitive to various kinds of hot/cold drinks and food items. This substance acts like a catalyst in strengthening the enamel and alleviate the pain these people identify with such aliments.
- Surgical gum graft
In certain cases, dentists may carry out an operation to remove a gum tissue of a certain part of his/her patient’s mouth and apply it to the region of the sensitive tooth. This helps to safeguard its roots for exposure, which is the main cause of sensitivity.
- Root canal treatment
In cases, where a patient suffers from excruciating pain because of a sensitive tooth, a dentist may have no option but to perform a root canal treatment. Such a medical practitioner may come to such a decision when he/she finds that other procedures are ineffective in reducing this kind of discomfort in such people.
Dr. Kami Hoss goes on to explain that apart from to the above dental procedures, such medical practitioners may also suggest other simple ways for their patients to improve their oral hygiene. These include brushing their teeth twice a day with a toothbrush that has soft bristles and fluoride paste. In addition to this, these experts may also recommend they floss their teeth regularly with an interdental cleaner after brushing.