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Many people suffer from a tooth sensitivity that interferes with daily activities such as drinking cold beverages or eating hot food. If you have a tooth sensitivity, it’s important to be aware there are many causes for sensitive teeth that may require treatment. Some things that cause sensitive teeth include, worn fillings, worn down enamel, tooth decay, exposed gum roots, gum disease, and fractured teeth. The treatment for a dental sensitivity depends on the cause. Some treatments include:

– Desensitizing toothpaste: Desensitizing toothpaste contains compounds in the paste help keep painful sensations away from your tooth after several applications.
– Fluoride gel: Fluoride works to build up the minerals of the teeth, so it is can strengthen your tooth enamel as well as blocking the pathway to the nerve of the tooth.
– Dental work: Dental treatments that can reduce sensitivity include: dental crown, dental veneers, and dental bonding. These treatments can also be used to correct cosmetic damages and prevent decay.
– Surgical gum graft: If your gums have pulled down and exposed the roots a gum graft will put restore the gums back into their proper place to protect the tooth’s roots and reduce its sensitivity.
– Root canal therapy: This is used if the other treatments fail and it will be sure to remove the tooth sensitivity.

If you have a painful sensitivity that needs to be treated, please set up an appointment with Drs. Mick, Brad, Nicole, and Monique Dana at Dana Dental Arts in Spearfish, South Dakota, today.