Sunday, April 2, 2017

Miami beach Dentist Discusses Options for Treating Sensitive Teeth

Miami beach Dentist Discusses Options for Treating Sensitive Teeth
If you cringe before you eat ice cream, or have pain when you sip hot coffee you are not alone.  You may be suffering from sensitive teeth.  There are many causes of sensitive teeth. The good news is that sensitive teeth can be treated. The type of treatment will depend on what is causing the sensitivity.

Some of the most common causes include:

  • ·         Tooth decay (cavities)
  • ·         Fractured teeth
  • ·         Worn fillings
  • ·         Gum disease
  • ·         Worn tooth enamel
  • ·         Exposed tooth root

There are many treatments to help care or reduce the effect of tooth sensitivity. Your dentist may suggest one of a variety of treatments:

  • ·    Desensitizing toothpaste. This contains compounds that help block transmission of sensation from the tooth surface to the nerve, and usually requires several applications before the sensitivity is reduced.

  • ·    Floride gel. An in-office technique which strengthens tooth enamel and reduces the transmission of sensations.

  • ·    A crown, inlay or bonding. These may be used to correct a flaw or decay that results in sensitivity.

  • ·    Surgical gum graft. If gum tissue has been lost from the root, this will protect the root and reduce sensitivity.

  • ·    Root canal. If sensitivity is severe and persistent and cannot be treated by other means, your dentist may recommend this treatment to eliminate the problem.

One of the most important and easiest things you can do to prevent sensitive teeth is proper oral hygiene. This is the key to preventing sensitive-tooth pain. Ask your dentist if you have any questions about your daily oral hygiene routine or concerns about tooth sensitivity.  Collar office to make an appointment today.  We can help he overcome tooth sensitivity.  Together we can come up with a plan that is less for you.

We truly enjoy seeing the effect that a bright smile has on our patient’s lives. We believe that a healthy smile begins with knowledge. That is why one of our goals is to help elevate each patient's dental awareness and to provide you with the best tools to maintain your dental health at its optimum.

Call our office today and have a new smile tomorrow. Call now (305) 534-2002

You can make an appointment with our dentist by calling our office at (305) 534-2002 or by visiting We are conveniently located in Miami Beach at 939 Arthur Godfrey Road, Miami Beach, FL 33140

Miami Beach
Dr. Arnold Rothman
(305) 534-2002
939 Arthur Godfrey Rd.
Miami Beach, Florida 33140