Sensitive teeth can be caused by many things. Most of the time people brush too hard with too much tooth paste and cause their root surfaces to wear. Roots have the tendency to wear at a much faster rate because the tooth is softer at the root. The treatment is easy. The teeth are desensitized with the laser and a tooth colored filling to match is often placed over the root surface to protect it. Often no anesthetic is used or only a liquid topical is used. A desensitizing sealer is then placed over the filling. A tooth paste is prescribed or recommended specific to each patient.
Cole Family Dentistry
(217) 875-4505 - Dr. Ron Cole
(217) 877-1743 - Dr. Mary Cole
2727 N Oakland Ave., Ste. 103 & 101 Decatur, IL 62526