Dental One Associates of Cross Keys
2 Village Square, Suite 250, Baltimore, MD 21210

Finding Relief from the Pain of Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth Sensitivity

Those who are familiar with the sharp, stinging discomfort that sometimes follows a bite or sip of something hot or cold will certainly testify to the aggravation and sometimes agony that tooth sensitivity can cause. Frequently resulting from exposure of a tooth’s dentin, having sensitive teeth is something that can take all of the pleasure out of eating and drinking foods that are otherwise adored. Luckily, there are several steps that can be taken to greatly reduce the pain those with tooth sensitivity have to endure.

To determine whether tooth pain is the result of tooth sensitivity or another, perhaps more serious, problem it is always wise to pay a visit to a qualified, affordable dentist in Baltimore. A dental care professional will be able to check for the hallmarks of dentin exposure and do a bit of diagnostic testing to isolate the cause of the pain. In some cases, tooth sensitivity is the result of a cavity or gingivitis, both of which call for specific treatments. But, it may be that sensitive teeth are really due to the erosion of enamel or recession of gums that has caused dentin and root exposure.

If it turns out that a patient’s sensitivity is due to exposed dentin, several techniques exist that can help minimize discomfort. Family dentistry professionals have the ability to perform in-office dental care treatments that include the application of fluoride varnish to strengthen tooth enamel and the use of fluoride foam or gels in conjunction with bite trays. A dentist in Baltimore may choose instead to apply bonding agents as a means to seal the dentin and block exposure to irritants.

Patients can also pursue one or more available home dental care techniques that are likely to lessen the pain resulting from tooth sensitivity. Using a soft-bristled toothbrush together with toothpaste products that are low in abrasives can be a great place to start. It may also be worthwhile to use specialized toothpaste products formulated to help soothe inflamed nerve endings. Regular use of highly concentrated fluoride toothpastes obtained directly from a dentist in Baltimore can also work to strengthen the surfaces of sensitive teeth.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Baltimore, call Dental One Associates of Cross Keys today at (443) 863-6394 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Baltimore. With 11 affiliated practices throughout Maryland, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Cross Keys, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Cross Keys.

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I’ve never liked going to the dentist since I was a child because of my sensitive teeth. Came across Dental One Associates of Cross Keys and it has been my best experience to date. From the front […]
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Good services, good team
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Great customer service
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The staff at Dental One is amazing! I did not have my insurance information with me, so Tanika and another staff member assisted me by calling my insurance company and had me assigned to the office […]
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The Doctor was outstanding-staff professional, takes time to discuss financial aspect of care-display of caring for the customer very visible
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The customer service is excellent. Everyone is very courteous and Dr. Longley was very comforting and explained everything in a way that I completely understood. Dr. Longley took my concerns into […]
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Pleasant staff, professional and quick service, overall nice atmosphere
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Problem was diagnosed and I was referred on to next steps. I asked plenty of questions and they were answered. I also appreciated that the office slipped me in, as my problem was acute and it seemed […]
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Hygienists were great, dentist made everything easy to understand and was very thorough
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The staff really made me feel comfortable. The Dr. explained everything to me in laymen term the procedures.
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I was very relieved by the friendly and helpful assistance I received at this location. I did not wait long, the staff was very friendly and even though there was only one dentist on duty at the time […]
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Well run office, friendly and efficient.
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Great people. Little wait time. Educated me on the health of my teeth with the how’s, why’s, and alternatives.
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  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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