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

You can treat mild sensitivity with some products available from your local grocery store. The most prevalent product used to treat tooth sensitivity is tooth-sensitivity toothpaste. These toothpastes regularly contain a compound such as potassium to block sensations of the nerves and diminish 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 chompers.

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

Please check in with us at our Coppell, Texas, practice, or dial 972-315-2200 to arrange your checkup with Dr. Prachi Deore and the Coppell Smiles team.