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What Are the Different Types of Dentin Hypersensitivity Treatment?

by Shubhi Gupta Sensodyne : Healthy Dental Tips
According to a survey, 25-30% of adults report of dentin hypersensitivity. The major cause behind this problem is ignorance. People often feel that these minor irritations do not require any clinical sequelae, but that is wrong. These irritations can greatly affect one's life, as the ache it causes is intense. The affected patients mostly avoid cold and hot food and beverages as a way to avoid discomfort in stimuli. However, this can never be a permanent resolution.

The probable reasons

In order to seek a concrete solution, choosing dentin hypersensitivity treatment is always a better option. But before that, it is necessary to know about the probable causes behind this ailment. While the primary reason behind hypersensitive tooth is harsh brushing habits, others may include gum inflammation, tooth grinding, etc. In fact, anything that pulls out the gum and exposes the dentin can be a prominent reason behind sensitivity.

Several dentin hypersensitivity treatment options are available under medical science, hence making the cure of this problem possible. It can range from in-office treatments or invasive procedures to following certain healthy regime regularly, based on the severity.

Bonding, inlays or crowns

When you understand that one (or more) of your teeth is bothering you with sensitivity, it is high time for you to see a professional and opt for a dentin hypersensitivity treatment. The professional may suggest any of the following methods:

  1. Bonding: Applying a tooth-colored resin material and hardened with the help of a special light.
  2. Inlays: Restoration of a decayed or damaged part to its original condition and strengthening it.
  3. Crowns: Fitting a crown on the damaged tooth to prevent any further damage.

Applying fluoride gel or varnish

Dentists may suggest fluoride gel or varnish dentin hypersensitivity treatment. With a fluoride gel or foam, you have to sit with the mouth tray placing it in your mouth for 3-5 minutes. This provides a higher concentration of fluoride and strengthens the affected areas. Same is the case with fluoride varnish. The varnish is applied to the exposed areas of the teeth in order to make the dentin and enamel stronger.

Using a desensitizing toothpaste

Many companies claim to sell desensitizing toothpaste in the market. These are by far the most popular dentin hypersensitivity treatment0020and a non-invasive one. Dental professionals advise the patients of hypersensitivity to brush their tooth with these toothpastes instead of using their regular toothpaste. This will gradually help them get rid of sensitivity problems.

Actually, the toothpaste contains potassium nitrate or stannous fluoride as an active ingredient. This creates a protective barrier over the sensitive areas and soothing the nerve endings of the teeth reducing sensation. As per users, these toothpastes are very much effective and continued use lets them forget about the problems.

Some other at-home remedies

Practicing some home tricks could also help you avoid this dental condition till some time, like:

  • Use soft bristle toothbrush
  • Brush gently, never over brush
  • Wash your mouth using a fluorinated mouthwash
  • Avoid teeth grinding
  • Avoid consuming too much acidic foods

As additional tips, you should always be careful when dealing with dental problems or infections. Seeing a dental professional at the earliest can prevent several damaging effects.

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About Shubhi Gupta Junior   Sensodyne : Healthy Dental Tips

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