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Severe tooth sensitivity disrupts your daily life and can only be relieved with treatment. If you have ongoing tooth sensitivity, we invite you to consider your treatment options to relieve hypersensitivity.

There are many dental health conditions that lead to tooth sensitivity, including exposed tooth roots, cavities, compromised dental fillings, worn tooth enamel and gum disease. When enamel erosion or gum recession weakens the tooth enamel, it leaves the underlying dentin vulnerable to acidic foods and cold or hot temperatures, which can cause discomfort.

Depending on your condition, Dr. Jay Stucky may recommend one or more of the following tooth sensitivity treatments:

– Desensitizing toothpaste that uses compounds to block sensations from reaching the tooth nerves, reducing sensitivity over several applications

– Fluoride treatment during a dental checkup to improve the tooth enamel and make it more resistant against cavities and acid attacks and cavities

– Surgical gum grafting, which uses a piece of grafted gum tissue from the mouth to cover the exposed tooth roots affected by gum recession

– Root canal treatment to relieve the tooth of sensitivity when other treatments are not effective

By maintaining an effective oral care routine, you can prevent the development of tooth sensitivity. We invite you to use fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush twice a day, dental floss every day and as few acidic foods as possible. Contact Hutchinson Family Dental, Jay R. Stucky, DDS, PA at 620-663-9119 today if you are interested in speaking with our dentist, Dr. Jay Stucky, about treating tooth sensitivity in Hutchinson, Kansas.