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Flouride treatments/Side effects?



I had a flouride treatment at my dentist and have had a sensitive mouth since then. My taste is off, my tongue is sensitive. I love hot foods and can`t eat anything with pepper now. It has been almost 4 weeks. Will anything get the darn stuff off? I was not asked if I wanted this treatment and have never had it before at my old dentist.


Typically fluoride does not cause sensitivity but helps prevent it.  Perhaps another treatment you had on that day could be causing your sensitivity such as deep scaling (root planing) or a filling.  I would suggest contacting this dentist and explaining your symptoms.

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Michele P Carr, RDH,  MA Michele P Carr, RDH, MA
Associate Professor of Dental Hygiene
Associate Professor of HS Nursing Quality & Research
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University