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How do I know if I have sensitive teeth?

  • Posted on: Nov 15 2022
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If you find yourself with a sharp pain or dull discomfort of the teeth when enjoying ice cream or hot beverages, you may think that you have a cavity. However, there are situations like this that can arise if you have sensitive teeth. Tooth sensitivity is a common dental concern that affects many of our patients at the practice of Dr. Lenny Slepchik. An evaluation is often in order, but if there are no cavities, you may be diagnosed with sensitive teeth.

How do I know if I have sensitive teeth?

There are a few telltale signs that you may have sensitive teeth. 

  • If you experience any pain or discomfort when eating or drinking hot, cold, sweet, or sour foods and drinks, then you may be dealing with sensitive teeth.
  • You may also notice that your teeth are more sensitive to changes in temperature (hot to cold or vice versa).
  • Additionally, if you find that brushing or flossing your teeth causes pain or discomfort, this is another sign that you may have sensitive teeth.

If you think you may have sensitive teeth, the best thing to do is to talk to Dr. Lenny Slepchik of the Montreal area. He can provide you with a diagnosis and recommend treatment options that can help alleviate your symptoms. This may include the use of a special sensitive toothpaste or mouthwash in addition to paying close attention to foods and beverages that may cause discomfort.

What can be done about sensitive teeth?

There are a few ways in which Dr. Lenny Slepchik may approach sensitive teeth in his patients. He may recommend:

  • A change in toothpaste: There are many different types of toothpaste on the market, and some are specifically designed for individuals who have sensitive teeth. These kinds of toothpaste work to help block the tiny openings that lead to nerve endings in your teeth, thus reducing sensitivity.
  • Fluoride treatments: Fluoride can help to strengthen your tooth enamel, which may help to reduce sensitivity.
  • Dental sealants: If your sensitive teeth are due to exposed tooth roots, dental sealants may be recommended. This involves applying a thin plastic coating over the exposed root surface in order to protect it from further damage.
  • Mouthwashes: There are a number of different mouthwashes on the market that can help to reduce tooth sensitivity. These work when used regularly and can alleviate common discomfort found with sensitive teeth.

Make an appointment today!

Connect with Dr. Lenny Slepchik to request an appointment at his office. Call 514-875-7971 to request a visit, or email us at [email protected] We are open to new patients and families in the area.

Posted in: General Dentistry