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.

Key points:

– 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 B.D.S., N.U.I. (hons) (Principal Dentist & Owner)

Dr Gerald O’Connor qualified with honours from University College Cork in 1998, where he achieved his Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree and was awarded the Kerr Prize for Restorative Dentistry. Following his qualification, he spent 6 years gaining experience in a dental clinic in Essex before buying his own practice in 2004. Dr O’Connor quickly added a second location in 2006 and formed the Oak Dental Group.

After returning to Ireland in 2013, he set up Killiney Dental with his long-time partner Rosemarie. Gerald has a wealth of experience in dentistry with a vested interest in modern, evidence-based solutions. He enjoys implementing new dental treatments that are minimally invasive for patients without compromising their desire for an idealised smile. Dr O’Connor currently serves on the Irish Dental Association’s Quality and Patient Safety Committee. In his spare time, he enjoys films, music, fiction writing and being anywhere in sight of the sea.