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Emergency Dentist: Tooth Sensitivity

If you suddenly experience extreme tooth sensitivity, it could be a sign of serious dental problems. Don’t suffer through it! The Reno emergency dental team at Absolute Dental can see you right away for easy and affordable treatment. We’ll determine what’s causing the sensitivity and create a tailored treatment plan to get your dental health back on track.

Call (844) 8-SMILE-NOW or make an appointment today!

Treating Sensitive Teeth At Absolute Dental

Our skilled emergency dentists offer urgent care for people with severe tooth sensitivity. While treatments may vary from person to person, we offer a wide range of solutions that can help.

Surgical Gum Graft

Serious cases of gum disease can cause the gums to pull away from the teeth. Gum recession or gum tissue loss will often expose the tooth’s sensitive root, which could be the cause of your sensitivity.

Absolute Dental can protect the exposed tooth and improve sensitivity symptoms with a surgical gum graft. We do this procedure by taking healthy gum tissue from another area of the mouth and attaching it to the affected area. 

Root Canal

If you have worsening tooth sensitivity, an infected dental pulp deep inside the tooth may be the culprit. A root canal is a common procedure that clears away the infected tissue, desensitizes the tooth, and restores your dental health.

Your dentist will take dental X-rays and conduct a full exam to confirm if an infection or abscess is causing your discomfort. The sooner they catch this issue and perform a root canal, the lower your risk of developing complications.

Dental Bonding

While dental bonding is often used as a cosmetic dentistry treatment, it also protects the tooth with a layer of composite resin. When gum recession leaves vulnerable tooth roots exposed, a Reno dentist at Absolute Dental can apply the durable material to the roots to reduce sensitivity caused by hot or cold temperatures and general exposure.

Fluoride Treatments

It’s common for kids to get regular fluoride treatments at the dentist’s office to strengthen enamel and protect teeth. However, adults with extreme tooth sensitivity may also benefit from prescription fluoride applications that can be done at home. Fluoride supports healthy tooth enamel, which helps to prevent tooth pain and sensitivity.

Desensitizing Products

Aside from direct fluoride treatments, there are other helpful products that work to desensitize teeth and reduce discomfort. For example, your dentist may recommend brushing your teeth with desensitizing toothpaste, applying a topical pain-relieving gel, and using over-the-counter fluoride mouthwash to improve symptoms. More potent versions of these products may be available by prescription.

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What Causes Severe Tooth Sensitivity?

Several things can cause tooth sensitivity. Depending on your dental hygiene habits, lifestyle, and other factors, here are common reasons why your teeth may be sensitive:

  • Damaged tooth enamel
  • An abscessed tooth
  • A broken, chipped, or cracked tooth
  • Gum disease and gum recession
  • Tooth decay or cavity
  • Excessive teeth grinding (bruxism)

It’s vital to protect your tooth enamel to prevent tooth sensitivity. Practice good oral hygiene, avoid an acidic diet, quit smoking, and see your dentist regularly to stay on top of your dental health!

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We Accept Most Dental Insurance

Absolute Dental is a preferred provider for most insurances, unions, and hotels that include: Aetna, Ameritas, Boon-Chapman, Caesars Palace, Cigna, Delta Dental, Diversified, Geha, Guardian, Harrah’s, HealthSCOPE Benefits, Health Plan of Nevada (HPN), Humana, Liberty, Met-Life, MGM-MIRAGE, Premier Access, The Standard, Station Casinos, Teachers Health Trust, United Concordia, United Healthcare, Venetian, and The Zenith. We also accept Medicaid.

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Tooth Sensitivity FAQs

Yes! Absolute Dental will see you as soon as possible if you have an urgent dental issue, including extreme tooth sensitivity. Call us at (844) 8-SMILE-NOW to see what emergency dental office in Reno can see you immediately.

When tooth sensitivity occurs suddenly and aggressively, you need immediate treatment to address the issue. If you choose to ignore the situation, the discomfort may worsen, and you can develop serious complications. Contact our Reno emergency dental offices for a same-day appointment!

If you have extreme tooth sensitivity, seeing a dental professional right away is crucial. However, there are some things you can do to help with the discomfort before you can make it to your dentist’s office. Ask your dentist about topical gels and over-the-counter pain relievers. You can also rinse your mouth with warm salt water to ease inflammation.

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Are you wondering if there is a cash-pay dentist near you that treats dental emergencies? There is! Absolute Dental is ready to help with severe tooth sensitivity in any of our Reno dental offices. We also have special offers, flexible payment options, and discounts through our Smile Saver program to make dental care more affordable for the whole family. Call for an appointment now!

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