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Fed up with having sensitive teeth?How our dentist at Sheen Dental can help

If you feel a twinge when you drink hot coffee or iced tea, it is likely that you have dental sensitivity.

Surprisingly common, many people experience issues surrounding sensitive teeth, which can cause pangs of discomfort to the tooth and surrounding area when exposed to hot or cold temperatures.

While dental sensitivity can have many causes, it is important to attend a dental appointment to have any cases of sensitivity checked; while some may be due to microscopic holes in the enamel of your teeth, some may be due to more serious concerns, such as cavities or loose fillings.

Regardless of the cause of your dental sensitivity, at Sheen Dental our dentist in Richmond can help! We are aware of how uncomfortable certain dental treatments can seem with sensitive teeth (such as whitening) and want to help you achieve that glowing white smile that you deserve without worrying about discomfort. So if you have sensitivity that you want to be rid of, contact our team today!

How can our dentist in Richmond help you to reduce dental sensitivity? Read on to find out!

Fluoride sealants

If your sensitive teeth are caused by microscopic holes in the enamel, then our dentist in Richmond may decide to apply a fluoride sealant to the surface of your teeth.

Clear, quick-drying and similar to coating a painted nail with a clear finish, a fluoride sealant can last up to 6 months and will close the microscopic holes in your enamel easily and effectively.

Desensitising toothpaste

You may have seen many adverts on the television and internet stating that certain toothpaste brands can help to rebuild enamel and cover microscopic holes in enamel and dentine.

While it may seem questionable, our dental team at Sheen Dental will be able to advise you on which brand of toothpaste is the most likely to resolve your sensitivity. Just brush twice a day and soon, those twinges when you drink coffee will vanish!

Resin application

Similar to the fluoride sealant, a resin application can help with more serious cases of root exposure.

While you may need to be given an anaesthetic for this procedure, it is a cheap, fast and effective way to block exposed nerves from outside stimulation, causing a reduction in sensitivity.

Root canal

While a root canal is far from a popular option among dental patients, it can do wonders for alleviating sensitive teeth, especially if the tooth is damaged in some way.

This is a simple removal of any infected material from around the pulp of the sensitive tooth and filling material will be gently placed inside your tooth, providing a shield around the nerve.

Once topped with a filling or crown, this will stop sensitivity in its tracks.

Mouth guards

Many people experience sensitivity in their molar teeth. Why? Because of nocturnal movement, which causes the upper and lower jaw to grind against each other.

If this is causing your sensitivity, our team will provide you with a fitted mouth guard, to prevent any further wear.


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