Make Tooth Sensitivity Go Away For Good

Is one tooth suddenly sensitive? Or are all of your teeth sensitive out of the blue? Thankfully sensitive teeth are easy to treat, which means you don’t have to put up with the pain forever.

Sensitive teeth treatment

We know that life is not always enjoyable when you have sensitive teeth. Simple day-to-day activities like brushing, eating and drinking can cause temporary pain, Some patients in the past, have thought there’s nothing that can be done other than special toothpaste and avoiding certain foods and eating in a particular way. But sensitive teeth are not something you have to put up with.

Sensitive teeth are usually caused as a result of enamel erosion or an exposed tooth root, which can cause you some discomfort and pain.

However, it’s important to note that sensitive teeth can also be an indicator of more serious problems like cavities, infection or gum disease if the pain appears suddenly and sharply.

exam + root canal offer image

Typical treatments for sensitive teeth

If sensitive teeth bother you, it’s time to visit your dentist. First, we’ll conduct an exam that identifies the underlying cause of your tooth pain and sensitivity and determine the best next steps to fix it. Book an emergency appointment.

Treatments we might recommend include:

  • Dental bonding: A composite resin can treat sensitive root surfaces or cover exposed root surfaces, which might cause your heightened sensitivity. Dental bonding is relatively inexpensive and protects the underlying tooth.
  • Fluoride treatments: We can apply fluoride to the sensitive areas of your teeth, strengthening tooth enamel and reducing pain. We can even prescribe the use of fluoride at home, which you’ll apply using a custom tray.
  • Surgical gum grafts: In the case of receding gums, where the tooth root has lost protective gum tissue, we can take a small amount of tissue from elsewhere in the mouth and attach it to the affected site.
  • Simple fillings or dental crowns can protect teeth from inflammation and decay if a chipped, broken or cracked tooth has filled with bacteria.

Sensitivity in one or a few teeth might warn you of an underlying issue with your smile. For example, patients requiring a root canal might sometimes feel a heightened sensitivity to hot or cold, indicating an infection in the root, a nerve problem or excessive decay.

We can carry out a root canal at our Surrey practice for just £950. 0% finance available for patients wishing to spread the cost.

If you have gum disease, the inflamed and sore gum tissue can cause sensitivity as there’s been a loss of supporting ligaments, exposing the root surface that leads directly to the tooth’s nerve. Sometimes, it’s actually sensitive gums that cause you pain, rather than sensitive teeth, which might feel the same if gum tissue has been lost.

Quick contact

Sensitive teeth symptoms

What are the symptoms of tooth sensitivity?

  • Arising sensitivity from temperature variations.
  • Painful reactions to hot and cold food and drink.
  • Discomfort when coming into contact with cold beverages.
  • Tooth pain when brushing and flossing.
  • Heightened sensitivity to acidic, sweet and sour foods.
  • Throbbing pain when biting down on something.
dental insurance logos

At-home help for sensitive teeth

Patients can sometimes manage mild sensitivity at-home with remedies like desensitizing toothpaste, which, after several applications, can help to reduce the pain associated with sensitive teeth.

However, whilst there’s no shortage of products available over-the-counter and on the shelf, it’s best to consult with a dentist to manage your sensitivity properly and long-term.

One of the best preventive measures to fight against sensitivity is to brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled brush alongside fluoride toothpaste and flossing. Gentle strokes, as opposed to vigorous scrubbing, paired with abrasive toothpaste, can make all the difference.

Drinking through a straw can also limit the contact your teeth make with acidic and sugary substances, which can remove small amounts of enamel over time.

Find us in East Molesey KT8

  • 1 Spencer Rd, East Molesey Surrey KT8 0DL
  • Free Parking | New Patients Welcome | Easy to find.
  • Get directions
  • 5 minutes from Hampton Court
Dawn SwansonDawn Swanson
10:27 24 Nov 22
I have been with the Gentle Dental Practice for 8 years, the care and service I have received has always been 5 star. I have recently used their new hygienist Nicky who is great. Looking for a new dentist just contact their very friendly and proffessional team.
George HorseyGeorge Horsey
18:54 15 Nov 22
Dental Impant Surgery:I had my dental implants fitted recently and I am extremely happy with the outcome. Ali and the team have done an amazing job since I lost my 2 front teeth over 6 years ago. I had to wait for the surgery for a long time due to my age and the issues surrounding having implants at a young age.I finally had the surgery 12 weeks ago and had my two new crowns fitted last week. They look absolutely amazing and the whole procedure was way less painful than I ever thought it would be.I would highly recommend getting your implants done at the Gentle Dental Practice, you won't regret it!A massive thank you to everyone at the practice!
Deeban SkandalingamDeeban Skandalingam
12:06 03 Nov 22
Fantastic work on my teeth and I would highly recommend! My teeth turned out better than I had even hoped for. If you are in need of any dental work, you would be doing a great disservice if you didn't speak to this practice first. The staff were extremely friendly, there were text updates and all in all an excellent service from start to finish. If you haven't guessed already, I am thoroughly pleased with The Gentle Dentle. Thank you!
Pippa HarveyPippa Harvey
14:54 26 Oct 22
Like many people, I have an immense fear of dentistry, and dentists, due to previous experiences.I had two broken teeth and one that had been treated incorrectly by an NHS dentist. I had been in daily pain for about 18 months, and had been put on a 6 month waiting list by my NHS dentist.I called gentle dental to explain my problem and they offered me a same day appointment. They were kind, compassionate, understanding, patient and validating. I’m not sure anybody ever feels completely comfortable in the chair, but It’s the closest I’ve ever come!The work needed was carried out, all of the staff were kind and welcoming, and it showed me that the dentist doesn’t have to be a dreaded place!Thank you so, so much gentle dental! I will definitely be returning.
Tilesh PTilesh P
15:45 14 Sep 22
Dental Implants - 3 New Teeth - June 2022I had the most professional and pain free experience when getting my new tooth implants at Gentle Dental. Honestly I put it off for some many years because I just didn't want to go through the pain. But my experience was totally the opposite. Ali and the wonderful girls were there every step of the way. All my questions got answered and I was reassured everything would work out well. And it did. I was worried for no reason.I did think about going abroad to have it done but when you consider the risk factor, time and professional standards - it made no sense to me. I have known Ali for a long time and knew I would be in the best hands and if there were any issues these would could be resolved easily.If you are thinking of having dental implants at Gentle - don't waste any more time. Just book and get it done.Was it painful ? No, uncomfortable for a few days, yes for sure.I just wish I had it done sooner. Thanks guys, love my new teeth 🙂
Edward CrameEdward Crame
13:43 04 Dec 21
Very happy with all aspects of the work they have done. Very clean, professional and well run business.
Lynn HuddartLynn Huddart
12:43 24 Nov 21
Dr Ali Rifai was professional and I am very pleased with the outcome of my Invisalign's. I have been with this practice for many years and would highly recommend. The staff are very friendly and nothing is an issue.
Jonathan PlumbJonathan Plumb
11:52 24 Nov 21
Can't thank this practice enough for all their help. I don't post reviews very often, so when I do, it's because an impression has been left! Dr Ali saw me at short notice to help fix a broken tooth. The nurse (I think her name was Danni) was so helpful and kind, as were the rest of the team. Thank you for being there for me in my hour of need (the same day i asked for an appointment!)
Eva AugustEva August
07:11 06 Nov 21
I’m so happy to find this practice. I suffer from anxiety and high sensitivity to pain. It was very stressful for me going to dentist after years of fear. The team not only make me calm and welcome but I FELL ASLEEP during treatment with Dr Marshall ! So understanding and caring. Thank you!
Marc NevittMarc Nevitt
11:35 11 Oct 21
I have been using this dentist for well over a decade and can honestly say my teeth would be in a far worse situation if wasn’t for the Gentle Dental practice.My most recent visit was for a filling .. barely felt the injection!I would highly recommend this dentist to anyone, but especially if you’re teeth require a high level of care like mine.
Emma BrauerEmma Brauer
08:44 04 Aug 21
This place was recommended to me by family and for a nervous patient the best experience. The reception welcome is cheerful and friendly, beautifully modern area with hot drinks and water on offer.I needed implants, crowns and bridges followed by whitening, so lots of appointments. My dentist Mr Ali Rafai was superb from start to finish, so professional and personable. Throughout the whole process I was cared for wonderfully plus lots of laughs along the way. The constant care during appointments was very comforting, no rushing, and I knew I my needs were Mr Rafai's priority. Plus check up call the next day without fail to make sure everything was going well.Absolutely deserves five stars!
Alan SamuelAlan Samuel
13:30 14 Jul 21
Fantastic experience with Ali. It took 18 months including bone grafting, removing and replacing failed dental implants, invisaline for my bottom teeth which were all over the place and some veneers but now I'm delighted with the outcome.Ali was always very clear about how this wasn't an overnight solution in an honest and forthright manner which gave me confidence that he would deliver results.I was offered several overnight solutions from other dentists locally at a fraction of the cost but when I see how much effort and detail that went into my plan, I know i made the right choice.
Kurt JohnsonKurt Johnson
17:48 14 May 21
I have got no complaints about this Dental Practice. They were all very friendly and accommodating and always professional.My dental treatment was also really good, everything went according to plan and the results are great!I am VERY happy with the outcome and would recommend them anytime!
Available to Chat whatsappimage