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What causes tooth sensitivity, according to our dentist at Sheen Dental?

Sensitive teeth can be caused due to both gingivitis and periodontal disease, both of which can be resolved with appropriate care from our dentist Richmond. Periodontal disease and gingivitis can result in different issues and become severe if left untreated. The common symptoms are early loss of teeth, staining and bad breath and all these issues can lead to tooth sensitivity. However, it is important to note that periodontal disease can go unnoticed due to the fact that it is almost painless, yet it can still do much damage to both the teeth and gums. If you currently experience tooth sensitivity, please contact our dentist Richmond to be advised on your next course of action. The members of our dental team are professionals when dealing with preventive dentistry methods at Sheen Dental.

How is periodontal disease treated?

At Sheen Dental, we ensure that our patients are provided with suitable solutions and relevant advice on areas such as smoking cessation and other matters. Our dental team will check whether a patient is experiencing any oral problems. They will measure the gap between the patient’s gum and teeth, allowing them to determine whether treatment is necessary. To make the experience less discomforting, an anaesthetic will be administered during the examination and treatment.

Gum disease can only be reversed when in its early stages; therefore, it is advised to maintain good oral hygiene during this period by visiting our dentist Richmond to get your teeth professionally cleaned at least twice a year. One of the main causes of gum disease is untreated plaque that has built up on the teeth. Through the teeth cleaning process, our dental team will ensure that they remove both plaque and excess tartar, and, once this is done, they will continue to track down the improvements in the patient's oral health. It is crucial that our patients also take care of their teeth themselves to better the build-up of plaque. This means that both brushing twice a day and additional flossing are essential.

On the other hand, periodontal disease, which is a form of severe gum disease, is not curable. However, that does not mean treatment is unnecessary. Our dental professionals can lessen the damaging effects of periodontal disease through the use of scaling and root planing. The treatment we provide can help in several areas, allowing you to avoid the more serious symptoms such as tooth loss.

Benefits of treating periodontal disease

Periodontal therapy is great for many reasons. If periodontal therapy is given within the early stages, then invasive surgery will not be required. Periodontal therapy ensures that the oral cavity is kept in good condition, allowing patients to have confident smiles. Since both teeth and gums are vital to gain an attractive smile, another advantage of periodontal therapy is the result of healthy-looking gums. Furthermore, bad breath can be a result of periodontal disease and is caused by bacteria and remaining food particles in the mouth. Periodontal therapy ensures that this issue is resolved and leads to a patient having fresher breath.


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