Dental Update

I need to fix my cold sensitive teeth at Elation Dental Croydon South!

Cold air and water making your teeth sensitive?

Even supermodels get toothaches!
Sensitivity can affect anyone at anytime!

Sensitive teeth can be a troublesome and uncomfortable dental condition, causing a sharp and often painful sensation when exposed to cold temperatures. This common issue (dentine hypersensitivity) occurs when the enamel on teeth wears down, exposing the sensitive inner core. This can lead to heightened sensitivity when it comes into contact with cold foods, beverages, or even cold air.

Elation Dental are well-equipped to address the concern of sensitive teeth to cold. We use various techniques and treatments to relieve discomfort and improve your quality of life!


The first step in treating sensitive teeth is a thorough diagnosis. We’ll examine the patient’s dental history, symptoms, and conduct a clinical assessment. X-rays may be taken to rule out any underlying issues like cavities, cracks, or gum disease that could worsen sensitivity.

  • Desensitizing Toothpaste: Mild cases of tooth sensitivity can often be managed with over-the-counter desensitizing toothpaste. These toothpastes typically block cold reaching the nerves of teeth.
  • Fluoride Treatment: Professional fluoride treatments can be beneficial for individuals with sensitive teeth. Fluoride helps to strengthen enamel and can also seal teeth, providing a barrier that reduces sensitivity.
  • Dental Sealants: In some cases, we may recommend dental sealants or bonding agents to cover exposed nerves. These materials can create a barrier over the sensitive areas, reducing the direct contact of cold substances with the nerves.
  • In-Office Desensitizing Treatments: For more severe cases of tooth sensitivity, we may offer in-office treatments. One common option is applying a desensitizing agent or resin to the affected teeth. This material is carefully placed over the exposed dentin, forming a protective barrier that helps reduce sensitivity.
  • Root Canal Therapy: In cases where tooth sensitivity is extreme and persistent, root canal treatment may be considered. While often associated with pain relief, root canals can also eliminate tooth sensitivity by removing the nerve that transmits sensations from the tooth to the brain.
  • Lifestyle and Oral Care Recommendations: We’ll help you understand proper oral care techniques to minimize sensitivity. This includes using a soft toothbrush, gentle brushing motions and avoiding acidic or sugary foods. Also, aggressive teeth grinding or clenching can cause sensitivity!

Individual and personalised sensitivity treatment

It’s important to note that the appropriate treatment for sensitive teeth varies based on the underlying cause and the severity of the sensitivity. Got sensitive teeth? Consult with Elation Dental to receive personalized recommendations and a tailored treatment plan!