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There are many potential factors that may create your tooth sensitivity. For instance, you may have worn or fractured tooth enamel, cavities, dental erosion or gum recession. In any case, seeking out the advice of a professional is essential. Dr. Siti Lowery can help you identify causal factors as well as recommend treatment. Here are some solutions that she may suggest:

-Desensitizing toothpaste: With daily application, this toothpaste can act as a nerve blocker, diminishing or even eradicating it all together.

-Fluoride: If the purpose of your sensitivity is dental erosion, fluoride can help restructure your lost enamel.

-Covering Exposed Roots: If gum recession is the reason for your sensitive teeth, Dr. Siti Lowery can protect your roots with a special coating or sealant.

-Root Canal: If your sensitivity is severe and other treatments are failing, your tooth’s pulp at the center of the teeth may be contaminated. Dr. Siti Lowery will likely prescribe root canal therapy to solve the problem.

After you’ve received treatment, remember that your sensitivity may offer to pay you another unpleasant visit, but likely only if you fail to take care of your teeth. That’s just one reason why it’s so important to brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day. Brush gently to avoid dental erosion and use desensitizing or fluoride toothpaste. If you grind your teeth, ask Dr. Siti Lowery about getting a mouth guard to avoid wearing down your enamel.

If you are experiencing tooth sensitivity, you can call Lowery Smiles in Cary, North Carolina, by dialing 919-468-5501.