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Colegate Duraphat 2800

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tobee Wed 17-Jul-19 16:05:07

Anyone been prescribed this by their dentist?

I was prescribed some by my dentist on Monday following an emergency appointment where over zealous brushing of my gum has exposed a nerve. The resulting pain is triggered by hot and cold food and drink. Seeing dentist again next week and he said it would take a while.

I think I'm feeling a bit better but it's really been getting me down and wondering if anyone else has experience please?

PoPpErS1 Wed 17-Jul-19 16:15:23

I was prescribed this about a year ago for swollen gums. I felt very embarrassed about it. I was on it for 3 months, plus a different brushing technique.

PoPpErS1 Wed 17-Jul-19 16:17:46

Sorry, should have added that I don't remember more sensitivity, although I had sensitive teeth beforehand.

tobee Wed 17-Jul-19 16:33:51

Thanks for the reply.

I'm just fed up with the pain now and get worried to eat.

It was fine to use on day 1 but last night I got a burning sensation for a while. sad

Judystilldreamsofhorses Thu 18-Jul-19 00:42:20

I was prescribed this a couple of years ago when I was clenching my teeth to bits after my DP was made redundant. My understanding was that it’s high fluoride which will strengthen tooth enamel. I usually use Sensodyne and as soon as I was fitted with a mouthguard for the clenching I went back to that.

If my teeth are super-sensitive after a scale and polish I put a blob of Sensodyne on my finger and rub it on my teeth after brushing, on my dentist’s advice, is it worth trying that?

tothesea Thu 18-Jul-19 00:46:52

Durophat completely sorted out my sensitive teeth where all else had failed. I was prescribed two tubes and the pain from hot and cold was gone by the time they were finished.

tobee Thu 18-Jul-19 01:51:29

Thanks for replies. That gives me hope. I've taken to drinking tea and coffee with a straw which helps a bit. The hard thing is otherwise the reaction doesn't come on immediately so I think I've got the temperature ok but then it's agony for about 20 minutes!

soberken Thu 18-Jul-19 02:11:15

Use it all the time! Love it grin

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