Tooth Sensitivity – Attleboro, MA
Protect Your Teeth from Tooth Sensitivity
When drinking your morning cup of coffee or biting into a cold ice cream cone on a warm day, do you experience discomfort in your teeth that makes you pucker your lips? Tooth sensitivity is a common problem for many adults. While you might think it’s normal, it often indicates there’s an untreated dental issue brewing in your mouth, like enamel erosion or an untreated cavity. Your dentist in Attleboro will evaluate your dental health to identify the cause of your pain. We can also help reduce your tooth sensitivity in our Attleboro, MA dental office by giving your teeth an added layer of protection with Vanish XT.
Causes of Tooth Sensitivity
Your teeth are comprised of 3 layers. The hard-outer layer you see is your enamel, which is a strong, protective barrier for the dentin, which lies below it. The dentin contains tiny tubes connecting to the inner layer of your tooth, called the pulp. This is the nerve center of your tooth. If your enamel thins, it causes the tiny tubes in your dentin to be exposed, resulting in a twinge of pain when eating or drinking anything hot or cold because it irritates the nerve.
Besides worn enamel, the discomfort can also occur from:
- Tooth decay
- Worn fillings
- Gum disease
- Exposed tooth root
Treating Tooth Sensitivity
Depending on the underlying cause of your pain, you’ll need a specific treatment plan, like periodontal therapy, a dental filling, or a gum graft. A desensitizing toothpaste to use at home can also reduce the sensitivity. We may also recommend Vanish XT for long-term relief.
Vanish XT is a fluoride releasing coating that’s applied to your teeth and cured with a special light. This provides a durable layer of protection to minimize dentinal hypersensitivity. It can be used to protect exposed tooth roots, cover sensitive root surfaces, or strengthen weakened enamel. Not only does it prevent demineralization and acid erosion, but it can also remineralize your teeth to turn back the hands of time.
After the treatment is applied to your teeth, it continues to release fluoride for 24 hours. It’s also recharged when brushing and flossing for continual relief delivery.
Treat Your Tooth Sensitivity Today
If you’re ready to enjoy a warm cup of tea or a cool treat on a warm day, we have the solutions you need to minimize tooth sensitivity. We’ll create the personalized treatment plan you need to stop your pain. Contact our dental office today to see if Vanish XT can protect your smile against tooth sensitivity.