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Sensitive Teeth in Melbourne CBD

lady with sensitive teethSensitive teeth can make eating and drinking an unpleasant experience—one that our dental professionals at Collins Dental Image want to help you avoid.

Offering care for every family member, our practice in Melbourne CBD is centrally located, making getting the regular dental care you need convenient and accessible.


Why Do Teeth Become Sensitive?

Your tooth has nerves deep inside it, and when something happens to the tooth itself, the nerve can become irritated and sensitive. Some of the causes of nerve irritation and sensitivity can be:

  • Enamel erosion, caused by forceful brushing or certain acidic or sugary foods
  • Tooth decay near the gum line
  • Receding gums that can expose the nerve root
  • Cracked or broken teeth
  • Pressure from grinding teeth
  • Fillings or other dental restorations
  • Cavities

Most people with sensitive teeth experience discomfort with cold, hot, sweet, or acidic foods and drinks.

Prevention and Treatment

As with other oral health problems, we aim to prevent issues whenever possible. Coming in for your regular checkups and cleans can give us the opportunity to address issues like decay, cavities and gum disease before they progress to the point that they are causing you discomfort.

When you have sensitive teeth, we will conduct a thorough examination to determine what the underlying cause may be.

Depending on your specific situation, our dentist will outline our findings and make recommendations to address the problem.
Some treatment options include:

  • Desensitising toothpaste to reduce discomfort
  • Fluoride gel to strengthen the enamel covering of the teeth
  • Dental procedures to address issues like gum disease, decay, cavities and teeth grinding

We’ll also offer tips to help you manage the discomfort, such as avoiding very cold drinks in winter and minimising your intake of acidic foods.

Schedule Today

If your teeth hurt when you eat or drink certain foods, contact us today to book in for a consultation and examination.


Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.

Sensitive Teeth Melbourne CBD VIC | (03) 9650 6622