Fighting Sensitive Teeth

If you are suffering from sensitive teeth, you are not alone. Many people struggle with eating their favorite foods or drinks without causing pain to their teeth. Sensitive teeth can make the smallest everyday comforts often painful. For example, drinking your morning coffee, enjoying your favorite chilled ice cream, and even brushing your teeth regularly can cause pain and irritation to your smile.

Many things can cause sensitive teeth. Possible causes include:

• Cavities
• Worn fillings
• Gum disease
• Fractured tooth or teeth
• Worn tooth enamel
• Exposed tooth root

Your tooth is surrounded by a layer of enamel that protects your teeth above the gumline. If your enamel is gone, worn, or jeopardized by a cavity, then your teeth can jump into hypersensitivity. As a result, it’s always a good idea to visit your dentist if you are experiencing these symptoms.

There are a number of ways you and your dentist can treat your sensitive teeth. Depending on the cause of sensitivity, your dentist will be able to provide treatment to reduce sensitivity, so you can enjoy your smile and favorite foods and drinks once more.

Some treatments include:

• Desensitizing toothpaste
• Fluoride gel
• A crown, inlay, or bonding
• Root canal
• And more!

If you suffer from sensitive teeth, come by our office today and make an appointment. We are here to help you and your smile become the happiest and healthiest it can be. So, call us today at 360.727.6976.