Glow Dental Desensitisation Treatments

Many patients develop sensitivity in their teeth. This is most often caused by gum recession. This is when the gums start to shrink away from the enamel surface of a tooth.

You can feel a lot of discomfort and pain, especially when drinking very hot or cold drinks. This happens because the gum recession causes the roots of the teeth to be exposed. Pain can be felt in response to hot or cold temperatures as well as when pressure is put on your teeth and gums.

Having sensitive teeth is no fun and can really affect the food and drink choices that you make. If you know that eating ice-cream is going to hurt, you will go out of your way to avoid eating it. This can have a negative impact on your social life, especially when you cannot enjoy eating and drinking hot or cold foods with your family and friends.

In some cases of sensitivity, the cause can be from poor oral hygiene or not brushing your teeth correctly. Your dentist or dental hygienist will be able to show you how to brush more effectively to help prevent or slow down further gum recession.

What are the main causes of sensitivity?

There are many reasons why you are experiencing sensitivity, including:

  • Ageing
  • Chipped, broken or damaged teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Eating acidic foods
  • Gingivitis
  • Incorrect use of teeth whitening products
  • Recent dental work – this may be temporary
  • Too much plaque build-up
  • Tooth decay occurring at the gum line
  • Tooth grinding or clenching habit
  • Using the wrong type of toothbrush
  • Wear and tear from brushing too hard

Desensitisation treatments

There are many ways your dentist can help you to treat your sensitivity. One common way is through a seal being applied to your teeth to seal any exposed microscopic pores in the tooth.

Your dentist will need to give you a thorough oral examination to make sure you are not carrying an infection, tooth decay or gum disease that will need treating before any desensitising seals can be applied.

Laser desensitisation

Glow Dental is proud to offer laser desensitisation treatments to our patients. This is a pain-free treatment that offers quick and effective treatment for tooth hypersensitivity. Laser desensitisation is a proven way to decrease or eliminate sensitivity and requires no anaesthesia to perform.

The treatment involves directing a healing laser to the sensitive areas of the tooth and eliminating any open tubules. The treatment is a very short 20-minute procedure per tooth and is completely non-invasive, which means that you will not feel a thing!

Laser desensitisation treatments at Glow Dental offer a permanent solution to existing sensitive teeth but should further gum recession occurs, then your teeth may become sensitive once again.

If you would like to know more about our laser treatments, feel free to contact our friendly team on 020 7223 7096 to discuss your needs in person.