Diagnosing sensitive teeth

If you think that you may have sensitive teeth then the next step is to receive a formal diagnosis from your dentist. We would advise you to see your dentist if you have sensitive teeth and other symptoms as this may be a sign of an underlying condition.

By underlying condition we mean tooth decay and/or gum disease which can be easily treated.

Self-help for sensitive teeth

There are a few steps you can take before visiting a dentist. These include cutting down on sweets and sugary foods and brushing your teeth after every meal. Switch to a toothpaste which is designed for sensitive teeth and use this each time you brush your teeth.

Remember to floss your teeth as well.

Try these methods for a few weeks but if you do not notice any change then see a dentist.

Your dentist will ask you about your current dental hygiene routine and if you have noticed any changes in your teeth. He/she will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth to check for signs of sensitivity.

This will include looking to see if you have receding gums, tooth decay or a cracked or broken tooth.

If you are diagnosed with sensitive teeth then the next step is treatment.