Gentle Dental of Thorndale
3307 East Lincoln Highway, Thorndale, PA 19372

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 Thorndale. 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 Thorndale 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 Thorndale can also work to strengthen the surfaces of sensitive teeth.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Thorndale, call Gentle Dental of Thorndale today at (610) 590-1798 or make an appointment.

Gentle Dental offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Thorndale. With 14 affiliated practices in the Greater Philadelphia area, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Gentle Dental of Thorndale, 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 Gentle Dental of Thorndale.

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Always a Great Experience at Gentle Dental Thorndale. Very professional!
Michael A.
I always have a great experience at Gentle Dental of Thorndale! Everyone is always courteous and kind. Dr. Andrew In always explains everything to you in a way that is easy for your to understand!
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I love Dr In . He has been taking care of my family dental needs for over 10 years
Jessica C.
Everyone was very welcoming and kind . And on time.
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Very pleasant and helpful staff from the first phone call to making my next appointment.
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Dr. Was very professional assistant was very helpful and gental. Thanks great job.
David W.
Everyone from the receptionist Lindsay to Dr.In everyone is so fantastic and friendly.
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Autumn
I feel very comfortable. The timed appointments are well scheduled and i also was seen without an appointment while my child was being seen. Thank you. I am very grateful for all the services.
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Been with this Dentist for as long as they been in practice. They are in the process of giving me my smile back, providing me with full upper and lower dentures. I would recommend them to ANYONE. […]
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Lindsay at the front desk was so nice and welcoming. Nicole, hygienist made me comfortable and had a great attitude and was so friendly! Thank you!
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My experience with Gentle Dental has always been 1st rate from all the employees I have dealt with which includes Katryna, Dr In, and the office mgr Hollie Cooper. I would recommend their office to […]
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Every one I talked to from the time I scheduled to when I was done my appointment was extreamly nice .
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Level of care provided is excellent.
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
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