Sensitive can really change your lifestyle and take the pleasure out of enjoying ice cream, cold beverages and certain treats. There are some sensitivity toothpastes that can help, and there are dental treatments utilizing bonding and sealants that can help tremendously. However, an inexpensive and conservative way to treat that annoying sensitive spot is with the use of a dental laser. Just a few minutes with a laser waved over that sensitive area will diminish or eliminate that source of discomfort for a couple of years in most cases. The effects are immediate, and no anesthesia is necessary.
Clinical studies have shown that treatment of sensitive teeth with laser therapy has been effective in reducing tooth sensitivity, and often times it is covered by your insurance. Additionally, laser treatment before a whitening procedure can often minimize sensitivity in those specific areas that are usually sensitive.