How to Relieve Pain Caused by Sensitive Teeth

Posted on July 23, 2020 in General Dentistry, Oral Health Tips

If the thought of biting into an ice cream cone fills you with dread, you’re not alone. As many as 1 in 8 people experience teeth sensitivity, and unfortunately, this condition can create a lot of discomfort—especially when the teeth are exposed to air, cold, or certain types of foods.

However, the good news is that there are steps you can take to reduce or eliminate teeth sensitivity. Read on to learn what those steps are, as well as what causes teeth sensitivity, so you can better protect your mouth going forward.

What Causes Sensitive Teeth?

There are a number of factors that can cause sensitivity, including:

What’s the First Step to Treating Sensitive Teeth?

First, it is very important that you have the condition evaluated at Smile Hilliard.  Dr. Sanyk will determine if the sensitivity is caused by something that needs to be treated, like fractures or cavities, or your tooth sensitivity can be helped with at-home remedies.  Often, teeth sensitivity is caused by more than one factor, and there may be multiple ways to combat it.

How Can I Treat Sensitive Teeth at Home?

To reduce sensitivity at home, we recommend the following remedies:

What Should I Do If I’m Still Experiencing Discomfort?

If teeth sensitivity—or other dental problems—are causing you discomfort, we encourage you to make an appointment at Smile Hilliard, so we can help you experience pain relief.

To make your appointment, just schedule your visit online or call our office at 614.328.9489. We’re conveniently located at 6304 Scioto Darby Road in Hilliard.