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Will Veneers Make My Teeth Sensitive?

April 27, 2022

Filed under: Uncategorized — drrusso @ 11:16 pm
man wondering about veneers in Orlando and tooth sensitivity

Thanks to modern cosmetic dentistry, you have more options than ever before to improve your pearly whites! However, none are quite as comprehensive as veneers in Orlando! This popular service has the ability to completely redesign the look of one or more teeth to your liking in just a few easy appointments. However, to ensure they look natural once in place, you’ll need to have a very thin layer of enamel removed. Your enamel protects the inner layers of your teeth, so does this mean that getting veneers will make your teeth sensitive? Read on to discover just how comfortable it is to get veneers.

Does Getting Veneers Hurt?

After your consultation, your dentist will prepare your tooth or teeth for veneers by removing some enamel. While this may sound daunting at first, this step should be virtually painless. Only a layer about as thick as a contact lens needs to be filed away, which is so thin that many patients wouldn’t need local anesthetics beforehand. However, your cosmetic dentist will numb the area beforehand to ensure your treatment is as comfortable as possible. Then, your temporary veneers will be bonded into place, later to be removed and replaced by your permanent veneers. Having the veneers themselves placed is a quick and easy step that shouldn’t cause any discomfort.

Veneers & Tooth Sensitivity

Just like practically any dental treatment from fillings to root canals, it’s natural to experience a little bit of tooth sensitivity once your temporary or permanent veneers have been placed. As the numbing medication in your mouth wears off, you may find that your teeth feel sensitive when exposed to hot, cold, sweet, spicy, or acidic foods and drinks.

Your enamel will need a little bit of time to adjust to the presence of the veneers and the bonding agent that hold them in place. Fortunately, if you experience any tooth sensitivity, you can expect it to fade away within just a few days.

Managing Tooth Sensitivity with Veneers

In the days following getting your veneers, you can mitigate tooth sensitivity by:

  • Avoiding foods or drinks that trigger sensitivity
  • Continuing to brush and floss daily to keep plaque away
  • Talking to your dentist about using specialized desensitizing dental products
  • Taking an over-the-counter pain reliever as instructed if necessary

Your tooth sensitivity should go away completely within a week. If it doesn’t appear to be going away, don’t hesitate to contact your dentist! Overall, the vast majority of patients agree that getting veneers is an easy and comfortable experience!

About the Practice

Dr. John E. Russo is originally from Orlando, and he is proud to have been serving his community for the past 25 years and counting. He is a member of numerous professional associations, such as the ADA, the Florida Dental Association, and the Florida Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and has been named a Top Orlando Dentist from 2008-2020. If you’re interested in getting veneers or have questions about them, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Russo online or at (407) 843-2112.

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