EastView Dental - Barrie

Tooth Sensitivity Treatment in Barrie

Tooth sensitivity treatment aims to alleviate discomfort caused by sensitivity to hot, cold, sweet, or acidic foods and beverages. By addressing underlying causes such as enamel erosion or gum recession, treatment can restore comfort and improve quality of life, allowing individuals to enjoy their favorite foods and drinks without hesitation.
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The Signs And Symptoms Of Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth pain arises when the delicate nerves within our teeth become irritated, often due to the erosion of the protective enamel layer. Underneath the enamel lies the dentin, a less dense material housing the tooth’s nerve-filled pulp. Any breach in the enamel, whether through thinning or damage, exposes the dentin, leaving the nerve vulnerable to external stimuli. This vulnerability is often manifested as tooth sensitivity, a discomfort triggered by various practices or conditions that compromise enamel integrity.

Numerous factors contribute to enamel damage, including dietary habits such as consuming acidic foods and beverages, particularly before bedtime, which can accelerate enamel erosion. Additionally, neglecting routine dental care, such as regular flossing, can lead to plaque buildup and enamel deterioration. Aggressive brushing or using a hard-bristled toothbrush can also wear down enamel over time. Attempting to use professional dental tools at home without proper training can inadvertently damage enamel and increase sensitivity.

Various health issues, such as bulimia or acid reflux, expose teeth to stomach acid, which can erode enamel and heighten sensitivity. Untreated gum disease and gum recession can also contribute to enamel loss, exposing the sensitive dentin underneath. Furthermore, dental problems like damaged, cracked, or chipped teeth, as well as untreated cavities, pose a risk to enamel integrity and may exacerbate tooth sensitivity.

Lifestyle choices, such as using tobacco products, cannabis, or vaping, can also harm enamel and increase sensitivity. Additionally, habits like teeth grinding or clenching, often associated with stress, can wear down enamel and cause sensitivity. Overuse of certain teeth whitening products, especially those containing abrasive agents, can strip away enamel, leaving teeth more susceptible to sensitivity and damage.

In essence, maintaining strong enamel is crucial for protecting tooth nerves and preventing sensitivity. Implementing proper oral hygiene practices, addressing underlying dental issues promptly, and minimizing exposure to factors that can compromise enamel integrity are essential steps in preserving dental health and reducing tooth sensitivity.

What Can You Do About Sensitive Teeth?

The first and most important step to take after experiencing dental pain or discomfort is to see the dentist. We can rule out other possible underlying causes of your tooth pain and recommend treatments for any damage or decay detected during your appointment. With a formal diagnosis, you can feel confident that you’re moving in the right direction. Let’s break the whole process down:

Figure out the underlying cause

We won’t make any assumptions. During your examination, you will be asked to describe the sensitivity and how often it happens. You may require new X-rays and the dentist will closely examine your teeth and gums. Other diagnostic tests like the tap test or cold test may prove helpful in your diagnosis.

Treatment in the office

Teeth that are damaged or decayed can be treated with a number of restorative options from something as common as a filling to more complex procedures such as crowns. For worn down enamel, you may be able to treat it at home but there are also in-office treatments that may be available. We’ll discuss all of your options with you and you get the final say.

Personalized Advice

As you’ve seen, there are a lot of different potential causes of tooth sensitivity. Upon the completion of a dental exam, your dentist will be able to really narrow it down for you. We can give you tips and tricks tailored specifically to your needs that will continue to strengthen your enamel at home and prevent future tooth decay.

Contact us today

to schedule an initial consultation & exam.

Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Frequently Asked Questions

Desensitizing toothpaste can help alleviate tooth sensitivity by blocking the transmission of pain signals from the tooth surface to the nerves.

Dental sealants are typically used to protect teeth from decay, but they may also provide some relief for tooth sensitivity by sealing off exposed dentin.

Professional treatments for tooth sensitivity may include fluoride varnish applications, dental bonding to cover exposed dentin, and gum graft surgery for severe gum recession.

Individuals with tooth sensitivity may experience increased discomfort after teeth whitening treatments. It’s important to consult with a dentist before undergoing any whitening procedures.

Practicing good oral hygiene, avoiding acidic and sugary foods, using a soft-bristled toothbrush, and attending regular dental check-ups can help prevent tooth sensitivity.

Yes, persistent tooth sensitivity may indicate an underlying dental issue that requires professional evaluation and treatment. It’s important to consult with a dentist to determine the cause of sensitivity and receive appropriate care.

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Spence Walton
3 weeks ago
Heather is great! Cleaned my teeth up real nice both times I went. All of the staff there are equally as great. You leave the place knowing they took care of you. Thank you Eastview.
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Eastview Dental is exceptional in every aspect. The receptionists are friendly and efficient, making you feel welcome from the moment you arrive. The dental hygienists are thorough yet gentle, providing excellent care and helpful advice. The dentists and orthodontists are highly skilled and personable, ensuring all your concerns are addressed and treatments are clearly explained. Overall, Eastview Dental creates a comforting and professional environment that I highly recommend.
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pranitha py
1 month ago
I'm writing this after multiple visits to Eastview Dental Clinic. It marked my first encounter with a dental facility, and I was deeply impressed by their outstanding service and attentive patient care. The doctors, staff, and front desk team exhibit exceptional professionalism and patience, guaranteeing each visit is gratifying. I extend special thanks to Dr. C (Just amazing) for skillfully handling my filling, to Sally, my reliable go-to for regular cleanings, whose patience and friendliness are unmatched, and to Diana, who alleviated my pre-filling nerves by patiently addressing all my questions.
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Christina P
1 month ago
Walking in, I was greeted by two lovely ladies who were so pleasant & kind. Very welcoming environment. My fiancé had a different Dentist & Hygienist at his visit & he raved about his experience & how comfortable they made him feel which definitely eased my anxiety of going to a new place & feeling judged. My Dental Hygienist Heather was so informative & down to earth. She truly knows her stuff, gets to the point, & of course did a phenomenal job on my cleaning. She made me feel comfortable! The best experience I’ve had. They went through my X-rays which was honestly great, because I got an understanding of everything she was trying to convey about my cleaning which has never been done before in my past experiences. I didn’t feel judged at all which is always nice given that going to the Dentist can be intimidating. She’s hands down amazing at what she does. Mr. C was great too, dropped some knowledge & thoroughly communicated with myself & Heather about my oral health. It didn’t feel rushed, yet at the same time they got to the job done efficiently, given the time frame and expense. Great experience over all. We’ll definitely be back.
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Bryson Family
2 months ago
From the first visit to our last this dental practice exceeds expectations.Front staff are friendly,welcoming,polite,and extremely professional. My Wife and I have had both Dr Kauldhar and Dr C work perform filling work/repair as well as a most recent root canal finished yesterday by Dr. C. with absolutely ZERO PAIN!!! These dentists are super honest and extremely gifted with their hands. Thank you so much EVERYONE at this practice.We will only visit your office for all our dental needs. Anyone with anxiety about dental work needs to book a consultation/exam and experience for themselves what we have.Cheers :-)
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Spence Walton
3 weeks ago
Heather is great! Cleaned my teeth up real nice both times I went. All of the staff there are equally as great. You leave the place knowing they took care of you. Thank you Eastview.
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Eastview Dental is exceptional in every aspect. The receptionists are friendly and efficient, making you feel welcome from the moment you arrive. The dental hygienists are thorough yet gentle, providing excellent care and helpful advice. The dentists and orthodontists are highly skilled and personable, ensuring all your concerns are addressed and treatments are clearly explained. Overall, Eastview Dental creates a comforting and professional environment that I highly recommend.
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pranitha py
1 month ago
I'm writing this after multiple visits to Eastview Dental Clinic. It marked my first encounter with a dental facility, and I was deeply impressed by their outstanding service and attentive patient care. The doctors, staff, and front desk team exhibit exceptional professionalism and patience, guaranteeing each visit is gratifying. I extend special thanks to Dr. C (Just amazing) for skillfully handling my filling, to Sally, my reliable go-to for regular cleanings, whose patience and friendliness are unmatched, and to Diana, who alleviated my pre-filling nerves by patiently addressing all my questions.
More
Christina P
1 month ago
Walking in, I was greeted by two lovely ladies who were so pleasant & kind. Very welcoming environment. My fiancé had a different Dentist & Hygienist at his visit & he raved about his experience & how comfortable they made him feel which definitely eased my anxiety of going to a new place & feeling judged. My Dental Hygienist Heather was so informative & down to earth. She truly knows her stuff, gets to the point, & of course did a phenomenal job on my cleaning. She made me feel comfortable! The best experience I’ve had. They went through my X-rays which was honestly great, because I got an understanding of everything she was trying to convey about my cleaning which has never been done before in my past experiences. I didn’t feel judged at all which is always nice given that going to the Dentist can be intimidating. She’s hands down amazing at what she does. Mr. C was great too, dropped some knowledge & thoroughly communicated with myself & Heather about my oral health. It didn’t feel rushed, yet at the same time they got to the job done efficiently, given the time frame and expense. Great experience over all. We’ll definitely be back.
More
Bryson Family
2 months ago
From the first visit to our last this dental practice exceeds expectations.Front staff are friendly,welcoming,polite,and extremely professional. My Wife and I have had both Dr Kauldhar and Dr C work perform filling work/repair as well as a most recent root canal finished yesterday by Dr. C. with absolutely ZERO PAIN!!! These dentists are super honest and extremely gifted with their hands. Thank you so much EVERYONE at this practice.We will only visit your office for all our dental needs. Anyone with anxiety about dental work needs to book a consultation/exam and experience for themselves what we have.Cheers :-)
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