There’s nothing more frustrating than sensitive teeth that prevent you from eating the foods you love. Whether you struggle with sugar sensitivity that’s making it difficult for you to enjoy sweet desserts, cold sensitivity that makes ice cream or even cold drinks a problem, or heat sensitivity that’s leaving you wincing after you consume hot soup and other foods, you want to address the sensitivity issue as soon as possible.
Does Tooth Sensitivity Go Away?
One of the biggest questions most patients have when it comes to tooth sensitivity is, “Will it go away?” After all, no one enjoys dealing with tooth sensitivity, especially not when it’s getting in the way of you being able to eat the foods you love! The answer is, “Sometimes.”
There are several circumstances under which tooth sensitivity will resolve:
Temporary Sensitivity: Following a chipped or broken tooth or a normal filling, root canal, or other dental work, you may have temporary tooth sensitivity that will naturally resolve itself over time.
Dental Problems:Sudden onset of tooth sensitivity can be a sign that you have a cavity, abscess, or other dental problem. Addressing the problem quickly will help resolve that sensitivity.
Gum Disease:Gum disease or receding gums can cause tooth sensitivity that may be resolved as the problems are treated.
Pregnancy: Pregnant women deal with a host of changes to their body, and tooth sensitivity may be on the list! If this is a symptom for you, you may find that it resolves once your little one is born.
Dealing with Tooth Sensitivity
If you’re struggling with tooth sensitivity, there are several things you can do to resolve the issue and keep yourself from suffering no matter what foods you’re eating. Try some of these strategies:
Change your toothpaste. Use a toothpaste that’s designed to decrease sensitivity.
Change to a soft-bristled toothbrush, which will be gentler on enamel and gums.
Use a mouth guard to help decrease teeth grinding, which will save the surfaces of your teeth.
Skip the acidic foods, like tomato sauce.
Check your mouthwash. Some mouthwashes are highly acidic, which can erode your enamel over time.
If you’re struggling with tooth sensitivity, contact us. We’ll work with you to discover the root of the problem, treat your teeth, and get you back to normal as soon as possible.