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Get Relief from Sensitive Teeth and Have a Healthy, Pain-free Smile

Teeth sensitivity is a common problem that can cause pain and discomfort. You know how frustrating it can be if you’re one of the many who suffer from this condition.

Sensitive teeth can make it difficult to enjoy everyday activities like drinking or eating your favourite foods and drinks. This condition may also indicate other dental problems. So, visiting your dentist to find the underlying cause is important.

Dentalcare of Forrestfield provides various services for teeth sensitivity that can help relieve your pain and discomfort. Our caring dental team will work with you to find the right treatment for your needs. Plus, we offer convenient payment options and accept all health funds to make your dental care accessible.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you re-establish your healthy smile!

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Common Causes of Teeth Sensitivity

There are various reasons why you may experience tooth sensitivity.
The most common include:

Frequent Consumption of Acidic Foods and Drinks

The acid in these foods and drinks can wear away the tooth enamel, exposing the inner layer of your teeth (dentin) and making them more sensitive.

Tooth Decay

When tooth decay occurs, it can also lead to increased sensitivity as the enamel is damaged and the dentin is less protected.

Brushing Too Hard

Improper brushing can also damage tooth enamel and cause you to have sensitive teeth.

Teeth Grinding (Bruxism)

Grinding your teeth can wear away the enamel of your teeth, causing them to become sensitive.

Gum Disease

This condition can cause the gums to recede, exposing the root area of your teeth. The root is more sensitive than the enamel, which causes pain or discomfort.

Cracked, Chipped, Tooth or Worn-Out Filling

These can also lead to sensitive teeth as they can cause dentin exposure.

Dental Services that
Can Address Teeth Sensitivity

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Scale and Clean

A professional scale and clean by our experienced dental team can help remove any tartar or plaque build-up on your teeth.

This will help to reduce sensitivity brought on by receding gums from gum disease.

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Dental Fillings

A dental filling may be right for you if your sensitive tooth is due to tooth decay or an old dental filling that needs replacement.

At our clinic, we use high-quality materials for our dental fillings, so they last for many years and help give you relief from sensitivity.

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Dental crowns are coverings placed over teeth to improve their appearance and protect them from further damage.

Our natural-looking dental crowns can help protect your teeth from sensitivity and give you a beautiful smile.

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Gum Disease Treatment

Gum disease is a serious condition that can cause teeth to be sensitive and other complications, such as tooth loss.

Our team of skilled dentists will work with you to manage your gum disease so you can enjoy healthy gums and a pain-free smile.

Frequently Asked Questions About
Teeth Sensitivity

In some cases, tooth sensitivity can indicate a serious dental problem. It is often a symptom of tooth decay, advanced gum disease, cracked teeth, or bruxism.

It’s essential to seek professional advice if it persists, as it can lead to further dental complications. Your dentist can determine the ideal course of treatment based on your assessment and needs.

The most common sign of tooth sensitivity is pain or discomfort when eating or drinking hot or cold foods and drinks. Other symptoms can include pain when brushing or flossing teeth and consuming acidic or sugary foods and drinks.

Here are some tips to help you cope with sensitive teeth:

  • Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and brush gently.
  • Avoid foods and drinks that are too hot, cold, acidic or sweet.
  • Use desensitising toothpaste.
  • Contact a qualified dentist if the problem persists.
  • Continue to practise good oral hygiene, such as brushing twice daily and flossing regularly.
  • Visit your dentist for regular check-ups and cleanings.

Temporary tooth sensitivity can often be managed with some simple, proven home remedies. These include:

  • Rinsing your mouth with a saltwater solution.
  • Brushing with toothpaste for sensitive teeth.
  • Using fluoride and desensitising products available from your dentist or pharmacy.

However, if the sensitivity continues and is due to an underlying dental condition, consult your dentist. They can determine the cause of your condition and help provide you with relief.