DENTAL PAIN MANAGEMENT
Tooth sensitivity, also known as dental hypersensitivity, is a common condition that causes pain or discomfort in the teeth when they come into contact with certain substances or temperatures. The pain is usually sharp and brief, and it is usually triggered by things like hot or cold drinks, sweet or acidic foods, and even cold air.
Fluoride helps to strengthen the enamel on your teeth, which can help to reduce sensitivity. Getting a fluoride treatment is one way to treat tooth sensitivity.
If your sensitivity is caused by a chipped or cracked tooth, dental bonding is another way to reduce sensitivity.
Sensitivity can also be reduced through toothpastes. These toothpaste block the channels that lead to the nerve of the tooth, which can help to reduce sensitivity.
Root canal Treatment
A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is infected or damaged. It involves removing the infected tissue (called the “pulp”) inside the tooth and then filling and sealing the space.
A small hole is made at the top of the tooth and the infected or damaged pulp is removed, cleaned and sealed.
In most cases, a crown or filling is placed on top of the tooth to protect it and restore its function.
Root canal treatment is usually done in one or more visits to the dentist. It can be a relatively simple procedure with a high success rate.
Pulp capping is a dental procedure in which a layer of material is placed over the exposed pulp tissue of a tooth. The goal of pulp capping is to protect the exposed pulp and promote healing. The entire process takes usually not more than three visits to the clinic.
The material used for pulp capping can be either a medicament, such as calcium hydroxide, or a biologically active substance, like a growth factor.
The dentist removes any infected or decayed tissue from the tooth. The exposed pulp is cleaned and dried before placing the biomaterial.