Over time, gums may recede, causing an area of the tooth that is not naturally protected by enamel to become exposed. These bare areas are prone to pain when they come in contact with hot or cold food and beverages.
An in-office desensitization can be performed by your dentist using nitrate or amorphous calcium phosphate (ACP). This is considered the most effective method of blocking tooth pain.
There are several other in-office treatments, and their use depends on the severity of the sensitivity. It’s best to have your dentist diagnose what is causing the discomfort before requesting a specific treatment.
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