Desensitization is done in the cases oh dentin hypersensitivity which is a painful condition often left untreated. It can be caused due to various reasons – cavity, attrition , abrasion etc. Prevalance of dentin hypersensitivity in adult population can range from 8-30% with the majority of sufferers between 25-45 years of age. In our office we can desensitize the area with the use of desensitizing agents.
Desensitizing agents are applied to sensitive teeth by the dentist. It is dispensed from a small bottle and applied with a fine brush.
If a patient is experiencing more than a mild sensitivity to temperature extremes or sweets, and the dentist has ruled out pulpits (inflamed tooth pulp), tooth decay (caries), infection, or gum disease as a cause, desensitizing medications may be used to seal the microscopic pores of exposed root surfaces.
Desensitizing agents are also frequently 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. The patient’s tooth is typically numb for such