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

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

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

Please come see us at our Niles, Illinois, location, or dial (847) 378-1644 to arrange your appointment with Dr. Ira J. Dolnick and the Dolnick and Associates staff. Let our team take care of you and your smile today!