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Ease Tooth Sensitivity Gainesville, GA
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Tooth sensitivity is one of the most common complaints among dental patients here in the United States. Dentists frequently hear that hot drinks (e.g. coffee), cold beverages, sugary beverages (e.g. soda, sweet tea), and ice cream cause sharp twinges of pain when they come in contact with certain teeth. Many times patients will tell their dentists that they avoid certain things altogether just to avoid feeling the painful, sharp reaction. The good news is that, in most circumstances, there are solutions to ease tooth sensitivity and to reverse the underlying causes.

The teeth inside your mouth are covered by the hardest substance in the human body: dental enamel; the roots of the teeth are protected by the cementum. Both the enamel and the cementum protect the dentin layer of the teeth that is made up of microscopic tubules that are full of the nerves and roots of the teeth – both of which are tremendously sensitive. When there are instances where the tooth enamel and cementum do not cover the dentin layer, hot or cold beverages, and even cool air, can cause incredibly sharp spasms of pain.

Tooth sensitivity should be brought to your dentist’s attention and should not be ignored. Most cases of tooth sensitivity can be easily treated and the causes behind the sensitivity can be reversed. The most common first step to ease tooth sensitivity is to change a few dental habits:

  • Begin using toothpaste specifically for sensitive teeth. This type of toothpaste contains ingredients that block off the nerve endings of the dentin layer. For maximum benefit, this toothpaste must be used regularly.
  • Brush your teeth gently. Use circular motions instead of brushing back and forth on the teeth and gums. (Harsh brushing causes gum recession, which exposes the sensitive roots).
  • Invest in a good automatic toothbrush. This type of toothbrush will do the work of cleaning the teeth so that you do not feel the need to brush too hard.
  • Change your diet. Avoid sugary and acidic foods that are harsh on the teeth anyway.

At Gainesville Dental Group, we are here to help ease your tooth sensitivity. Our goal is to provide optimal oral health care to all of our patients. If you are suffering from tooth sensitivity, do not suffer alone. Let us help you. Call today.

Posted on behalf of Gainesville Dental Group

Our Patient Reviews

Bev M.

Very happy with the staff at Gainesville Dental Group. The doctors are caring and experienced. I never am left in the waiting room. The hygienist always ask thorough questions and report to the doctor before the exam, saving me from having to repeat everything. Highly recommend.

Dennis C.

I came to Gainesville Dental Group with a crown that was in bad shape and painful. Dr. Vetter was very knowledgeable about what needed to be done and went to great lengths to ensure the treatment to resolve the problem was in my best interest. He and assistant Sarah Riley were very professional yet personable. They worked together seamlessly in a manner that put me at ease and were very focused on fixing the tooth. Any physical discomfort was minimal and both Dr. Vetter and Sarah were encouraging and positive. A very good experience.

Sarah R.

I come to Gainesville Dental Group for my routine cleanings and absolutely love it! It’s very clean and I love how up to date they are with digital X-rays and photos of the teeth. I had to have a filling and they were able to point out on the screen where my cavity was on the X-ray. It’s much easier getting the work done when you have an understanding of what the doctor is doing! Dr. Vetter did my filling and the whole procedure was pain free! I can’t say enough good things about this group!

Linda H.

Dr. Gannon and Hannah were great. They talked me thru my procedure and made sure I was comfortable and pain free. The office was friendly and pleasant. My hubby and son have used them and liked them. I've found a new dentist! Thank You GDG.

Candace C.

Since I started my orthodontic treatment fifteen months ago, the staff at Gainesville Dental Group have been exceptional. Dr. Vetter is so kind and energetic and Kim puts you at ease while she works miracles! I am thrilled at my results and that they worked within my timeframe. I gladly recommend The Gainesville Dental Group for a personalized experience. Thank you!

Kayla B.

The whole office staff is amazing! Super friendly and helpful. Dr. Gannon has always been very nice and does great work! My husband sees Dr. Vetter and has only good things to say as well. I highly recommend this office!

Lorrie M.

This is by far the best dental group I have been to in a long time. The staff is wonderful and caring. From the front office to the Dentists are a class act. Very kind and explain step by step. High quality work. Don't plan on going anywhere else. My husband has had the same experience. Do yourself a favor and check them out. Tell them Lorrie sent you

Bruce Y.

Great dental visit! Went in for annual cleaning and x-rays. Donna did an awesome job and pointed out a potential issue which she brought up to the doctor who concurred. It was an excellent visit. Thank you to the "team" @ Gainesville Dental Group.

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1026 Thompson Bridge Road
Gainesville GA, 30501

Tel: (770) 297-0401

Opening Hours

Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Our office is open for normal business hours and we are following all ADA/CDC guidelines to ensure staff and patient safety.