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Why Tooth Desensitization in Toronto Is Important

Tooth sensitivity can make it uncomfortable to brush your teeth, eat hot, cold, or sweet foods and beverages, or even breathe cold air. To avoid discomfort, people with sensitive teeth often avoid their favorite foods and may brush their teeth less often, causing their oral health to suffer. The good news is that tooth desensitization in Toronto is fast and effective.

Benefits of Tooth Desensitization in Toronto

With tooth desensitization treatment, you eliminate pain and other symptoms, often permanently. In some cases, non-invasive methods alone, including medication, protective coating, and special toothpaste, are sufficient. Your dentist may also offer desensitization treatment during a restorative dental procedure to prevent the problem ever occurring. When you seek treatment, your dentist will also teach you how to avoid sensitivity from reoccurring. This may include improving your brushing technique, using a softer toothbrush, or eating and drinking less acidic foods and beverages. If sensitivity is due to teeth grinding, your dentist may provide you with a mouth guard to use at night. If it is due to tooth decay or gum recession, your dentist will offer personalized advice on how to control these conditions.

How to Receive Tooth Desensitization Treatment

To start treatment, you will need to make an initial visit to your dental clinic to describe your symptoms. Your dentist will examine your teeth and mouth to determine the cause and extent of the problem. Together, you will discuss the best course of treatment. It may be as simple as replacing a filling or using a desensitizing agent. In severe cases, the problem may be due to pulpal sensitivity, in which case you may need root canal treatment with a dental crown or cap. Another cause may be exposed root surfaces, for which you will need to receive a gum graft from a periodontist.

Properly aligned teeth not only give you a beautiful smile, but they can significantly improve your overall dental health.

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