You might experience some teeth sensitivity after certain dental procedures but it should only be temporary. Enamel erosion and untreated dental issues can cause on-going sensitivity and require a dental assessment.
– Continue to brush teeth gently and regularly with a soft-bristled brush.
– Avoid sugary, acidic foods.
– Schedule a check-up with your dentist.
Tooth sensitivity is unpleasant and painful but doesn’t have to be permanent.
“If you have sensitive teeth due to worn-away tooth enamel, it’s likely your sensitivity is going to be a permanent issue you’ll need to treat.”
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Dr Gerald O’Connor is the principal dentist and owner of Killiney Dental. Dr O’Connor graduated with an honours dental degree from University College Cork in 1998. He has since worked as a general dental surgeon in the UK and Ireland and has over 20 years experience in the dental field, with a particular interest in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Dr O’Connor is an active member of the Irish Dental Association, sitting on its Quality Patient Safety Committee, and is a Irish Dental Council registered dentist.