Do Dental Cleanings Hurt?
Dental cleanings don’t hurt. You may feel some pressure when the hygienist is removing tartar but not pain. If you have tooth or gum sensitivity, please let us know before your cleaning. We can take steps to reduce any discomfort you might otherwise experience.
If it’s been a while since your last dental cleaning in Whittier, you may experience some mild gum soreness. This will dissipate in a few days. Rinsing with warm salt water can provide some relief.
Will a Dental Cleaning Cause Tooth Sensitivity?
Again, if you get your teeth cleaned regularly, you shouldn’t experience any adverse effects after treatment. However, if it’s been a while since your last cleaning, you might experience some tooth sensitivity in addition to gum soreness.
The reason for this is because as tartar builds up on the teeth, it covers the enamel. Once the tartar is removed, the enamel is exposed to hot and cold air or foods and drinks. Because of this, some sensitivity may occur. It will take a few days for your teeth to adjust, but the sensitivity should subside.
If the sensitivity continues or gets worse over time, please contact our office. This may be a sign of a more serious issue. Even if you don’t have a serious dental problem, we can take steps to significantly reduce your overall sensitivity.