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Thank you for your question.
There can be many reasons for your sensitivity, listed briefly as follow:
- Tooth decay
- Gum inflammation
- Cracked tooth
- Defective filling
- Nerve inflammation
- Dentine hypersensitivity (which could be due to abrasion, attrition, erosion of tooth, gum recession etc)
“What else can I do to alleviate it? Is there some procedures that could help?”
Depending on the cause of your sensitive teeth, the treatment options would differ. If it is a case of dentine hypersensitivity, you may try to:
- Exclude acidic food in your diet e.g.) oranges, wines etc to prevent erosion
- Use gentle rotary strokes to brush your teeth to prevent further abrasive wear
- Brush at least 30min-1 hour after meal time as breakdown of food produces acid which tends to soften the protective enamel layer, subjecting it to faster wear
- Apply a smear layer of your sensitive toothpaste on teeth and leave it there without rinsing off.
- There are also topical desensitising agents which your dentist can help to apply/ fillings may be placed in some cases.
However, do note that dentine hypersensitivity is a diagnosis of exclusion (i.e. it is only diagnosed as dentine hypersensitivity if no other conditions that causes sensitivity is present).
I would thus recommend seeing a dentist to find out the actual cause of teeth sensitivity in your case.
Hope this helps!