Chronic tooth sensitivity is often caused or linked to issues with the strength of your tooth enamel. This could come in the form of enamel erosion or small cavities developing on multiple teeth. While any cavities will require treatment with a dental filling or crown, enamel erosion issues can often be improved by increased fluoride exposure.
Dr. Behzad Abadi often starts by administering a fluoride treatment after a thorough dental exam. This is done by pouring concentrated fluoride gel into a tray that you will hold in your mouth for a few minutes. Afterward, you should avoid eating or drinking to allow the fluoride to deeply penetrate the enamel of your teeth.
Your dentist might also prescribe fluoride supplements to help bolster the strength of your tooth enamel on a daily basis. This might come in the form of a concentrated fluoride toothpaste or mouth rinse. These can be applied to your teeth right before you go to bed to allow the fluoride to deeply saturate the microscopic pores in the tooth enamel.
If you live in the Downey, California, area and you’ve been struggling with tooth sensitivity problems, you should call 562-372-4294 to seek professional diagnosis and treatment at Behzad Abadi DMD.