Gentle Dental at Jefferson Avenue
529 E Jefferson Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226

Try a Little Tenderness to Treat Teeth Sensitivity

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Why suffer with teeth sensitivity when there are so many ways to get relief?

Once you learn about the different treatments recommended by experts in family dentistry, you can easily ease the pain.

4 Factors for Sensitive Teeth

The reason for teeth sensitivity is a substance known as dentin. It lies in a layer underneath your tooth enamel and gums and is directly connected to the tooth’s nerves. When tooth enamel and gums begin to erode, more of this dentin gets exposed and allows the sensations of heat, cold and touch to reach the nerves of the tooth. This produces extremely painful sensations. The only way to find out the cause of your teeth sensitivity is to get an examination by an affordable dentist. The majority of cases are caused by these four factors:

  1. Dental decay and cavities
  2. Gum disease
  3. Eroded tooth enamel
  4. Receding gums

Remedies for the Pain

There are a number of affordable treatment remedies available for teeth sensitivity. These options range from at-home practices to enhance your oral hygiene routine to in-office procedures performed by family dentistry professionals. Depending on your level of teeth sensitivity, an affordable dentist can guide you toward the treatment that’s best for you. The majority of the cases can be treated in the following ways:

  • Avoid abrasive toothpastes and use one that’s made for teeth sensitivity.
  • Brush gently, with a soft-bristled toothbrush.
  • Consider getting protective teeth bonding.
  • Surgical gum grafts may be required in severe cases.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Downtown Detroit, call Gentle Dental at Jefferson Avenue today at (313) 879-4769 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Downtown Detroit. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Michigan, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental at Jefferson Avenue, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental at Jefferson Avenue.

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