Tooth Sensitivity

 

A Pain in the Tooth!

It’s that sudden, sharp shooting pain that you feel in a tooth or set of teeth after eating food or consuming a drink. The discomfort can be excruciating until you eliminate the source and cause of the sensitivity. Approximately 38% of adults have experienced and suffer from tooth sensitivity.

 

Tooth sensitivity often occurs after consuming foods that are sweet, sour, hot, cold or acidic. The sensitivity can even occur after simply breathing in cold air. So, what causes tooth sensitivity and how can you treat it?.


What Causes Tooth Sensitivity?

When the underlying layer of your tooth, called dentin, is exposed, thousands of tiny tubules also become exposed. These tubules lead to your tooth’s nerve center. When they become stimulated from the food you eat, you experience tooth pain and sensitivity. Several factors may be responsible for your tooth sensitivity: tooth decay, your age, tooth whitening, excessive brushing, gum disease, plaque, dental procedures, recessed gum lines, cracked teeth and acidic foods.


How is Tooth Sensitivity Treated?

To get rid of the tooth pain, you must determine what is causing the tooth sensitivity. Regular dentist visits and professional teeth cleaning ensure optimum health for you and your teeth. Your dentist can determine any problem areas and give you tips on improving and getting rid of the sensitivity. A talk with your dentist can then help you determine if specific foods are triggering the sensitivity and prescribe you fluoridated toothpaste to fight sensitivity. The quickest way to treat tooth sensitivity is to visit your dentist for proper diagnosis and care. If you have gum disease, a cracked tooth, damaged dental crowns or fillings, receding gum lines, or are known to grind your teeth, your dentist can properly diagnose the cause and determine the appropriate treatment. Dental procedures such as white fillings can be applied to cover the exposed roots and nerves of your tooth. Professional strength fluoride as well as sealer treatments can also be applied to your sensitive teeth by your dentist. Don’t spend another day in pain. Eliminate tooth discomfort and sensitivity by determining the exact cause of your sensitivity and applying the correct procedure and treatment to fix it. Contact Dr. Demianko to help you get your smile back without the pain.