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Tooth Sensitivity

Most sensitivity is caused by

1. Leaking Restorations (fillings, crowns etc)
2. Tooth Decay
3. Exposed Tooth Roots
4. A combination of the causes above

In the cases where the cause is either leaking restorations or decay then treatment is normally required.

In the case of exposed roots the treatment involves correcting whatever is causing the problem: Tooth brushing, Poor Oral Hygiene.

If the pain persists then either special toothpastes or a Sealant maybe required

Exposed Roots (exposed Dentine)

We have produced a really good leaflet about this

Have a read

Click to Download our Leaflet about Tooth Root Sensitivity

Treatments for Tooth Sensitivity

Most sensitivity can be eliminated by simply restoring decay teeth and replacing leaking restorations.

In some the more cases this may involve Root Canal treatment or even extractions.

The treatments for sensitivity in exposed roots are discussed in the leatlet which can be downloaded above.

But briefly they usually involved covering the exposed roots with fluoride, which is best done by special tooth pastes.

In other cases it may involve coating the exposed roots with protective coverings, which are normally Bonded Composite Restorations.

What effect does Plaque Make?

Dental Plaque produces acid so not only does it cause decay but it also irritates the nerve.

This is why Plaque Control is an essential part of eliminating Tooth Sensitivity.

Pain Free Laser Tooth Sensitivity Therapies

Our Laser

The EPIC Laser is the only diode laser with three unique therapy modes –

Soft Tissue Surgery,
Whitening, and
Pain Therapy.

How Do Lasers Improve Dental Care

Lasers are a great asset in modern dentistry. However because they are expensive to purchase and maintain, most dentists fail to utilise their benefits.

Using a laser for certain treatment can have a number of benefits for patients by

Providing faster healing times,
Reducing the risks of infection,
Creating less bleeding.
Creating less postoperative pain.

The laser generates a beam of concentrated light bringing energy into your mouth to help remove areas of infection as it destroys many bacteria and viruses found in the mouth.

The Ultimate in Patient Comfort

One of the most promising aspects of laser dentistry is the opportunity to do more with less anesthetic, and less damage to the tissue. Our EPIC laser delivers on that promise with ComfortPulse, a proprietary innovation that delivers precisely controlled micropulses of diode energy to the tissue, followed by “down” time to allow tissue to relax and respond positively to laser treatment.

Our EPIC laser also introduces a new ComfortPulse setting that delivers pulses to the tissue as short as one ten-millionth of a second, resulting in improved patient comfort, less damage to surrounding tissues, and better healing. With Our EPIC laser, patient comfort is a reality

Desensitising Sensitive Teeth

If you have sensitive teeth, then a 2 minute procedure per tooth with a laser provides an effective solution with no local anaesthesia.

Usually the procedure takes even less and can be completed in 5 minutes

All the patient feels a warm sensation in the gum

Although a permanent treatment for sensitive teeth, it should be noted that if further recession occurs in those areas, then they may become sensitive again.

Fresher Breath and Nicer Taste

By removing debris and bacteria between your teeth and gums the result is Fresher Breath. The results are very quick and with good oral hygiene etc. the Fresh Breath lasts.

Treatment of Gum Disease

We use our laser to remove debris and bacteria between your teeth and gums that can cause bleeding gums, gum recession and even loss of teeth. The laser is highly effective at killing bacteria and may even stimulate gum tissue growth.

Take advantage of our Laser's capabilities including performing "pocket therapy" using single-use disposable Perio tips.

Our EPIC Laser is a painless and effective alternative to the traditional method of surgically treating periodontal disease.

When treatment with Our EPIC Laser is combined with Good Effective maintenance then the results are excellent.

Benefits of Laser Gum Treatment:

It eliminates the disease
Completely painless
You can save teeth, which usually would have to be extracted*
It’s a long term result which is easy to maintain
You will have beautiful healthy teeth and a fresh breath again

Treating Cold Sores and Ulcers

If you suffer from cold sores or ulcers, then by using a laser's energy to minimise any sores developing and increasing the blood circulation. This helps improve healing in the area allowing the ulcers and the sores to heal more quickly than they would do otherwise.

Take advantage of our Lasers capabilities including relief of lesions (aphthous ulcers, herpetic lesions).

Tissue Healing

Laser energy can be directed at areas where surgery has been carried out, such as the placement of a dental implant or removal of a wisdom tooth. The laser improves blood flow and accelerates healing, reducing post operative discomfort.

Most surgeries inside your mouth can be carried out using a laser as it has the benefit of minimising bleeding and pain during and after the procedure. Traditional scalpel and sutures cause more tissue injury, pain, swelling and bleeding.

Improving your smile

The appearance of your smile can be improved by contouring or shaping your gums using a laser. We safely remove excess gum tissue that may give you a 'gummy' smile, or make your front teeth appear irregular in size or shape.

There is no bleeding afterwards as the laser seals the tissue as it removes it. In addition the degree of tissue control is much higher than would be the case using a scalpel or electro surgery unit.

Sterilising root canals during Root Canal Therapy

Lasers are used in addition to conventional root canal therapy to sterilise the canal. This improves the success rate by destroying bacteria in lateral and accessory canals that are not easily accessible by conventional treatment.

Tooth Whitening

Laser teeth whitening is a 1 hour procedure with results that can last you 2 to 3 years.

A protective layer is placed over your gums and soft tissues before we apply the whitening gel to the teeth. The laser is then used to activate the gel in order to whiten the teeth.

We always recommend that Laser Power Whitening is used in conjunction with trays.

Studies have shown that our EPIC Laser can perform a full-mouth, in-office whitening procedure with an average of 4-6 shades in only 20 minutes of treatment time (not including set-up or take-down), faster than any other in-office whitening system.

Single-Use Tips Eliminate Cross Infection

We use disposable single use tips for diode lasers.

Click To Watch Clinical Videos

For more information on laser dentistry, call our practice in Cambridge, on 01223 363277.

Our Hygienist Charges

There is No Extra Charge to be seen Evenings and weekends.
Simple Scale and Polish every 3 months £35
Normal Scale and Polish £45
Spring Clean £55
Smokers Destaining using Jet Wash £25 extra
Deep scaling with Local Anaesthetic From £65 per quadrant
Deep scaling with Local Anaesthetic and Antibiotic Gel From £100 per quadrant
Root Planing From £65 per quadrant
Root Planing with Local Anaesthetic From £85 per quadrant
Root Planing and Laser treatment with Local Anaesthetic From £125 per quadrant
Tooth Whitening Consultation Free
Fissure Sealants From £15 per tooth

But we ALWAYS give you a quote before treatment begins.