How to Deal With Sensitivity After Getting Porcelain Veneers

Dental Care concept of an Asian woman oral careIf your teeth have chips, discoloration, or misalignment, porcelain veneers can fix them. Those are all common issues that some care and patience can handle. Porcelain veneers are thin shells bonded to your teeth to enhance their appearance and sometimes cause sensitivity due to the removal of enamel during the procedure. 

Learn how to deal with sensitivity after getting porcelain veneers and get back to enjoying your new smile.

What Causes Sensitivity After Getting Porcelain Veneers?

The sensitivity after getting porcelain veneers is typically caused by the removal of a small amount of enamel during the veneer placement process. The nerve endings in the underlying dentin are exposed, making the patient more sensitive to pressure, heat, and cold.

Sensitivity after getting porcelain veneers can vary from person to person. 

Managing Sensitivity After Porcelain Veneers

Let’s learn how to manage or deal with sensitivity after having porcelain veneers:

Be Gentle with Your Teeth

To ease sensitivity, it’s essential to be gentle with your teeth and avoid exposing them to extreme temperatures or pressures. Stick to soft-bristled toothbrushes and gentle brushing techniques to prevent further irritation. Additionally, consider using toothpaste specifically designed for sensitive teeth to help minimize discomfort.

Practice Good Oral Hygiene

Maintaining excellent oral hygiene is important for preventing sensitivity and ensuring the longevity of your porcelain veneers. Use fluoride toothpaste twice a day and floss every day to get rid of food particles and plaque, which can lead to dental sensitivity and other problems.

Avoid Trigger Foods and Beverages

Certain foods and beverages can exacerbate sensitivity, so it’s wise to avoid them, especially in the days following your veneer placement. Hot, cold, acidic, and sugary foods and drinks can all trigger discomfort, so opt for room temperature or lukewarm options instead. 

Drinking through a straw can also help minimize contact with your veneers.

Stop Feeling Discomfort in Your Mouth and Find Solutions in Virginia

Dealing with sensitivity after getting porcelain veneers may seem scary, but with proper care of your porcelain veneers, you can minimize discomfort. 

If you’ve already had porcelain veneers placed or are thinking about getting them, our skilled staff at Galleria Dental Aesthetics is here to help you every step of the way. 

Contact us at 703-448-1020 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chong Lee.

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