Sensitive Teeth Dentist

Tooth sensitivity is caused by your enamel (outer layer of the tooth) wearing down and exposing the dentin in your teeth. With reduced protection from your enamel, your tooth has increased sensitivity to temperature and touch. You can develop sensitive teeth for a variety of reasons, and the dentists at AZ Family Dental can help you find the cause. Visit our practices in the greater Phoenix, AZ area for the treatment needed to improve your sensitivity and advice on managing your symptoms.

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Sensitive Teeth Treatment at AZ Family Dental

In some situations, sensitive teeth indicate an issue with the teeth or gums. You can discover the cause of your symptoms by visiting the dentists at our office. Your greater Phoenix area dentist will perform a basic examination to see if you have an underlying condition creating the sensitivity. They may suggest one of the following treatments:

  • Fluoride: The dentist might apply fluoride to your teeth or prescribe a fluoride kit for use at home. Fluoride strengthens your enamel to protect the dentin inside your teeth.
  • Bonding, crowns, or inlays: Crowns, bonding, and inlays involve the use of an implant or resin that adds a physical barrier to your dentin. The new layer shields exposed roots in your teeth.
  • Root canal: When tooth sensitivity comes from an infection in the pulp inside your tooth, you may need a root canal. During this procedure, the dentist removes the infection to relieve your symptoms.

Once the dentist finishes your sensitive teeth procedure, they will advise you on ways to reduce your symptoms. Patients with sensitive teeth can protect their smiles by practicing good oral hygiene and avoiding acidic foods. The dentist may also recommend a mouth guard if you have tooth sensitivity that comes from grinding.

In future appointments, the dentist will also use approaches that make routine dental care more comfortable. During regular procedures such as cleanings, the dentist will apply a paste to your teeth that reduces sensitivity. This paste allows the dentist and hygienists to keep your teeth healthy without exacerbating your sensitivity.

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At-Home Treatment Strategies

Depending on the nature of your teeth sensitivity, one of the dentists at AZ Family Dental may suggest at-home remedies. They might tell you to avoid exposing your tooth to hot, cold, or crunchy food. Your dentist can prescribe a toothpaste called Fluoridex for sensitive teeth or ask you to get an over-the-counter option. The dentists at AZ Family Dental will look for the source of your sensitivity to determine if you need further treatment.

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The dentists at AZ Family Dental can help you manage your tooth sensitivity symptoms. They will work together with you to find a solution that fits your needs and situation. With more than 40 years of experience serving the greater Phoenix area community, you can count on AZ Family Dental. Our office staff, hygienists, and dentists offer professional and compassionate care. You may use our online contact form or call 623-939-6574 to request an appointment or ask a question.