* Desensitizing toothpaste: After several applications, desensitizing toothpaste can help block pain associated with sensitive teeth.
* Fluoride: Your dentist might apply fluoride to the sensitive areas of your teeth to strengthen tooth enamel and reduce pain.
* Covering exposed root surfaces: If receding gums are the cause of your sensitive teeth, your dentist might apply a sealant to cover the exposed tooth roots.
* Root Canal: If your sensitive teeth cause severe pain and other treatments aren't effective, your dentist might recommend a root canal. A procedure used to treat problems in the tooth's soft core (pulp).
Dr. James L. Johnson