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How do I Overcome Tooth Sensitivity?

Get rid of sensitive teeth

Tooth sensitivity: A closer look

Before knowing how to get rid of sensitive teeth, we should know what tooth sensitivity is and what causes a toothache. Tooth sensitivity can be defined as a sudden, sharp and short pain caused in and around a tooth after having a bite of cold food items like an ice-cream or a spoonful of hot soup. This is the most common symptom of sensitive teeth.

Encountering sensitive teeth is very common in the United States, let alone Iowa. As per the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), over 40 million people suffer from tooth sensitivity. It involves immense pain and discomfort while eating cold, hot or sweet foods or drinks. Many people avoid tooth sensitivity due to its temporary nature. But gradually, it gets unbearable when the pain shoots the nerve endings in the teeth. For this reason, it is important to have proper treatment for toothache and get rid of the sensitivity.

What causes sensitive teeth

The scientific causes of severe tooth pain due to sensitivity is unknown to many. It takes place when the enamel of our teeth gets fragile and thinner, or when the recession in gums occurs, exposing the dentin (the layer that has the nerve endings).  At this point, the tooth along with its root becomes vulnerable to germ attacks causing severe and throbbing tooth pain.

In other words, the pain is mainly caused due to exposure of dentin when the enamel layer gets worn out or due to gums recession. Some of the common reasons for this worn out of enamel are as follows:

  • Using a hard toothbrush and using a rough grip while brushing intensively can affect the enamel.
  • Tooth erosion as a result of having highly acidic meals and drinks
  • Cracked edges, leaky fillings and tooth decay may take out the enamel of your tooth.
  • Recession in gums that leaves your dentin exposed.
  • Grinding of a tooth.
  • Temporary pain caused post dental treatments like; tooth bleaching, fillings, root planning, and crowning is also very common.
  • Sensitive teeth can also occur from Gingivitis
  • Teeth clenching, or grinding can also lead to worn down of the enamel layer.
  • Continuous use of some ordinary mouthwash can cause teeth erosion.
  • Cavities may cause teeth sensitivity quite immensely leading to severe pain.

What DM Dental has to say about the treatment of teeth sensitivity

Due to its temporary nature, teeth sensitivity is often paid no head by many. They visit the dentist only after the pain gets absolutely intolerable. In the years of vast experience, DM Dental has faced such numerous cases. But this is not the way teeth sensitivity should be dealt with.

The first thing that a person suffering from the sudden and sharp ache in teeth should do is to consult a dentist. Explain your symptoms and let the dentist know if there is anything that comforts your teeth like hot compresses. Also, let your dentist know when the pain had started and when it aches the most. After the dentist determines the cause of your toothache, he or she will proceed with the treatment. The treatment can be as simple as setting up new tooth filling, replacing a filling or fixing a cavity. In case the discomfort is caused due to gum loss, the dentist may graft your gums. This will cover up the dentin and act as an effective tooth pain remedy.

In case of any kind of a toothache, let alone teeth sensitivity, promptness of treatment is mandatory as it helps to cure the tooth by avoiding unnecessary pain and it may also prevent any potential tooth problems that can get serious with time.

Why DM Dental?

The Des Moines Dental Group has been operating since 1975 and has experienced dentists who can take you through a fast and effective treatment procedure. In here, every patient gets quality treatment backing up with its use of high-quality products and experienced professionals. So, you do not need to wander here and there for toothache treatment. Get all the treatments for your teeth under one roof.


How do I know when it’s the right time to see a dentist?

If you experience sensitive tooth for more than two days while having cold or hot food, you must pay a visit to a dentist without any further delay. It will not only let your dentist diagnose the situation but also will prevent any potential damage to your teeth.

Are there any products for sensitive teeth?

There are various products that can be used as effective remedies during sensitivity of teeth. But none should be taken without the consultation with a dentist as it may worsen the situation and cause more damage to your teeth and gums. DM Dental prescribes you the best products catering to your tooth condition. Thus, using any product for sensitive teeth relief must be followed by a consultation from the dentist.

What do dentists usually do for curing sensitive teeth?

In DM Dental, you get quality service which acts as the best pain relief for a toothache. After a full diagnosis of your sensitive gums or sensitive teeth, the dentists in DM Dental follow the most effective and fast process for a cure. They have decades of experience and make sure that your teeth and gums remain healthy post any treatment.

If you experience sensitive tooth for more than two days while having cold or hot food, you must pay a visit to a dentist without any further delay. It will not only let your dentist diagnose the situation but also will prevent any potential damage to your teeth.

How much will it cost me to get my sensitive teeth cured?

The cost of the treatment totally depends upon the situation and the cause of your condition. The sooner you consult a dentist, the cheaper it gets. Thus, do not delay when you experience any kind of a toothache or irritation. DM Dental provides you with the best services and at affordable rates.


Get your sensitive teeth treatment from the best in Iowa. Visit our Urbandale clinic or get an appointment at 2333 McKinley Ave Des Moines, IA 50321. Got more questions about sensitivity of teeth or gums or need any help with what you have? Visit www.dmdentalgroup.com or call us at 515-512-5377 or 515-512-5339.

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