Treating Sensitive Teeth

In Blog, Dental Care, Dental Health, Oral Health by Dr. Lattinelli

Our mouths are at the center of daily activity, serving as the focal point by which we eat and speak. As such, few things can be more debilitating than sensitive teeth that affect these actions and more. The good news is that the factors behind sensitive teeth are well understood and treatment for this condition is available.

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Sensitivity is the result of thinning or absent enamel. This thick covering normally shields the delicate nerve endings in teeth from the harsh effects of temperature and composition extremes in food and drink. When enamel is thin or missing, these endings become exposed and aggravated.

Treatments for sensitive teeth vary depending on the severity and underlying cause, but they range from a simple switch to an enamel-strengthening toothpaste to an uncomplicated office visit where a dentist applies a protective compound directly to the enamel. Neither of these options is painful and both are very straightforward. Additionally, the need for treatment can be avoided entirely by steering clear of food and drink that contains a high acid content and also moderating how much you partake in these substances.

Regardless of your particular situation, rest assured that any dental sensitivities you have can be treated by an expert. If you are in need of dental care, we invite you to contact our office to schedule an appointment. Dr. Lattinelli and his team of professionals offer a full array of dental services and would be pleased to assist you. Located at 121 East 60th St, we can also be reached at (212) 752-7188. It would be our pleasure to bring a smile to your face.

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