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Tooth sensitivity can be a major pain . . . literally! But don’t fret: an achy tooth doesn’t have to be throbby forever. There are some lifestyle changes and things you can do at home to help the relief of your sore, painful teeth.

You can treat mild to moderate tooth sensitivity with some products available from your grocery store. The most commonplace product used to treat tooth sensitivity is tooth-sensitivity toothpaste. These toothpastes usually contain a mineral such as potassium to block sensations of the nerves and lessen pain, but they usually take about a week of use before applying the full effect. Fluoride gels and specialty chewing gums can also be used to desensitize the teeth.

Tooth sensitivity can seem to be no more than an annoyance, but if it is left untreated, the consequences can be severe. Effects of tooth sensitivity can include infection and eventual tooth loss. Without a healthy mouth, everyday activities such as speaking and eating become complex and tough, and as a result, the patient’s quality of life suffers.

Please check in with us at our Ocean Pines, Maryland, location, or dial 410-208-2900 to pencil in your visit with Dr. Pedar Didriksen and the Pedar B. Didriksen DDS Family and Cosmetic Dentistry team. We will be happy to take care of you and your smile today!