Dr. Gore explains if there is a solution for women who are highly sensitive to hot and cold food and drinks making contact with their teeth.
When it comes to patients who experience sensitivity to extremely hot or extremely cold foods, very commonly we find in the dental profession that due to recession around . . . the gums have shrunk back away from the root of the tooth exposing that and many times in a dental office we can do a very simple bonding procedure to cover that part of the root surface or for the patient who just wants to get some temporary help, some of the products you can get at your favorite pharmacy is Sensodyne® toothpaste, Denquel® toothpaste, some of the other toothpastes that say for sensitive teeth, a toothpaste that has a chemistry in it that literally goes in and plugs the little micro pores on the root surface of the tooth and most times, nine times out of ten, that will decrease the sensitivity on a temporary basis for people that have that recession on their teeth.
For the patient that experiences the sensitivity I simply tell them that for a short-term solution go to your favorite pharmacy and buy a toothpaste that is made for sensitive teeth and nine times out of ten that will help dramatically. If you want something that will last longer and actually be more of a cure then we can do the bonding on the teeth and actually cover that root surface and protect the open root surface that is where the nerve endings are in the teeth and that will make it much more comfortable and it lasts a lot longer.
About Dr. Rod Gore, D.D.S.:
Scottsdale dentist Dr. Rod Gore is a Northwestern University graduate and has been in practice for 14 years. He is one of 210 dentists worldwide to receive accreditation status with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry in 1995. He is committed to advancing his education to provide the latest techniques and technology to Scottsdale Dentistry patients.