Ever since getting work done on my back wisdom tooth (a cavity), I had experienced extremely uncomfortable sensitivity to the tooth. I could not brush it, and even the slightest bump to the tooth caused an electrifying sensation of sensitivity.
It bothered me a lot, because I knew if I could not brush the area, that eventually over time the problem could develop into something worse. I also worried about the possibility of their being damage to the nerve.
I’m no dentist though, so naturally I scheduled another appointment for the dentist to have a look at the tooth.
After a checkup, I was told that the tooth could remain sensitive for a very long time, and to help subside the sensitivity to begin brushing with Sensodyne. He claimed that this would ease the sensitivity, and possibly get rid of it all together with long term use.
I was also told that applying the Sensodyne right on the tooth could help ease the sensitivity if it were to become a problematic throbbing sensation.
He gave me a tube of it, and sent me on my way. I still felt like there may have been something wrong with the tooth, but I was willing to give it a try. I figured if the sensitivity did not die down significantly, I’d go and get myself a new dentist for a second opinion.
When I got home, I brushed with Sensodyne immediately. I planned on doing this twice a day, and after eating, whenever possible.
First of all the toothpaste tasted pretty wicked, and is so far off from what I was expecting it to taste like. Instead of the usual misty mint flavor I was expecting, I got a mouthful of what tastes like baking soda, sea salt, and a very subtle pinch of mint. The paste did not really foam up either, like other toothpastes do.
I didn’t hate the taste of the toothpaste; it just did not seem like my mouth was very clean, and it didn’t do much for freshening my breath. I fixed the issue by rinsing with Listerine afterward.
I have been using Sensodyne for about 2 weeks now, and have only noticed a small change in the sensitivity. It’s not as dreadful when I brush the tooth, nor is it sensitive when I touch, or apply pressure to the tooth.
So far, so good. I however don’t think that it’s going to fix the problem to a 100% status. For minor relief though, I can vouch for it, and say that it does work. It just takes some time, and getting used to; especially the flavor.
If you have a sensitive tooth, than I would definitely recommend you give Sensodyne a try.