- Desensitization treatment is done in the cases of dentin (hard dental tissue) hypersensitivity, a painful condition if left untreated. Hypersensitivity can occur for a various reasons including: cavity, attrition and abrasion of the tooth. Prevalence of dentin hypersensitivity in adult populations ranges from 8-30% with the majority of sufferers between 25-45 years of age.
- At Reliance Dental, desensitization is a fast, non-invasive procedure where desensitizing agents are applied to the affected area with a fine brush.If you are experiencing more than a mild sensitivity to temperature extremes or sweets, and your dentist has ruled out pulpits (inflamed tooth pulp), cavity, infection, or gum disease as a cause, desensitizing medications may be used to seal the microscopic pores of exposed root surfaces. These agents are also used on freshly cut dentin during restorative dental procedures (e.g. fillings, crowns) before the restoration is placed on the tooth to help prevent post-operative tooth sensitivity.