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Tooth sensitivity may be treated with dental care
Updated: 1/9/2009 2:01:10 PM

Tooth sensitivity may be treated with dental care Tooth sensitivity can be uncomfortable for those who suffer from it, but fortunately there are a number of dental care options that may treat the condition.

One option that a dentist could recommend is the use of a desensitizing toothpaste, containing compounds that can help prevent sensation from reaching the nerves in the root.

This treatment usually takes many applications before the patient begins to notice a difference, according to the American Dental Association. The ADA has given its seal of approval to a number of these products.

Another possible course of action is to see a dentist for the in-office application of a fluoride gel to strengthen the tooth enamel and dull sensation or a sealant that can protect sensitive teeth.

If tooth sensitivity is serious and persists, you may need a root canal treatment, the ADA says. This is usually a last resort if the tooth cannot be treated by other means.

The procedure is performed to save the damaged pulp in the root canal by cleaning it out and reshaping the canal.

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