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Tooth sensitivity can be a serious pain . . . literally! But don’t fret: a sore tooth doesn’t have to be achy forever. There are a few lifestyle changes and things you can do at home to help the relief of your sore, hurting chompers.

You can treat mild sensitivity with some products available from your grocery store. The most commonplace product utilized to treat tooth sensitivity is tooth-sensitivity toothpaste. These toothpastes normally contain a chemical like potassium to block sensations of the nerves and diminish pain, but they normally take about a week of use before impressing the full effect. Fluoride gels and specialty chewing gums can also be used to desensitize the chompers.

Tooth sensitivity can seem to be no more than a mild annoyance, but if it is left untreated, the consequences can be grave. Effects of tooth sensitivity can include infection and tooth loss. Without a healthy oral cavity, everyday activities like speaking and chomping become complex and hard, and as a result, the patient’s quality of life suffers.

Please come see us at our Abingdon, Virginia, office, or ring 276-628-6251 now to arrange your appointment with Dr. Michael Doty and the Michael D. Doty, DDS staff. We can help you get back to a lifestyle with no irritation distracting you from everyday things.