Gentle Dental of Shelby Township
4737 24 Mile Rd Suite 1, Shelby Township, MI 48316

Ways to Spot and Stop Tooth Sensitivity


If your teeth are suddenly sensitive, you’re one of the millions of people facing the problem of tooth sensitivity. Discover what’s causing your ongoing ache and how to handle your case.

Signs of Sensitive Teeth

Many people notice their tooth sensitivity when they experience a sharp pang of pain when eating or drinking foods that are hard, hot, cold, sour, or sweet. Others first feel their sensitivity when brushing their teeth or breathing cold air produces a stinging sensation in teeth. The condition tends to worsen with time, so you should schedule an appointment with a dental care specialist as soon as you feel a twinge or tingle to prevent further pain and problems.

At-Home Helpers for Tooth Sensitivity

During your dental appointment, your teeth will be checked for sensitivity and signs of dental problems. If your dentist decides that your case is minor, there are many simple strategies and over-the-counter options to relieve and resolve the issue at home, including:

  • Brushing and flossing very gently, yet completely
  • Using a non-abrasive or desensitizing toothpaste
  • Trying mouthwashes designed for sensitive teeth
  • Getting professional dental check-ups and cleanings on a regular basis to control the painful problem

In-Office Dental Care Procedures to Soothe Sensitive Teeth

If you find that over-the-counter treatments are not stopping your sensitivity, there are different in-office procedures that can provide you with real relief. Your dentist may re-examine your teeth to see where you’re most sensitive, and then present the proper treatments to improve your particular case. The most common in-office options include:

  • Applying special treatments to tooth enamel to reduce sensitivity
  • Bonding teeth to protect remaining tooth enamel and prevent future erosion
  • Repairing chipped or broken teeth
  • Performing a root canal for severe cases of tooth sensitivity

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Shelby Township, call Gentle Dental of Shelby Township today at (248) 721-4086 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Shelby Township. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Michigan, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Shelby Township, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Gentle Dental of Shelby Township.

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  • Monday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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