Tooth sensitivity is a very common problem, it occurs when the enamel that shields our teeth becomes thin. It could also occur when the gums recede – exposing the root of the tooth. Some signs of tooth sensitivity are feeling pain when drinking or eating hot, cold, sweet or acidic foods and beverages. Another sign is when breathing icy cold air in the winter and it becomes painful. Once you start feeling this type of pain and start avoiding certain foods due to this, it’s time to visit your dentist to get a prognosis of your problem and treat tooth sensitivity.
There are various causes of sensitive teeth including wearing down of tooth enamel perhaps from exposure to hard surfaces such as a hard toothbrush head and hard brushing. Another cause of tooth sensitivity is tooth deterioration due to eating and drinking acidic foods and drinks. If your teeth are decaying or the fillings on your teeth due to cavities were not done properly, this can also affect the dentin on your teeth which bears a big impact on teeth sensitivity. If your gums are receding from the root of the teeth, this could leave the root area exposed and cause pain. If you’re grinding your teeth at night, this can affect you negatively and cause teeth sensitivity.
The first step in dental treatment for teeth sensitivity is having a consultation with your dentist; you can advise them of your symptoms so they can diagnose the problem and they can suggest what treatment is best for you, the patient. Some situations, unfortunately, do not have a resolution and teeth sensitivity will remain with you as the damage to the tooth, root or dentin is irreversible. In cases such as these, your dentist will advise you of different treatments that can help cope with the teeth sensitivity such as different desensitizing toothpastes. Your dentist can also apply a fluoride to your teeth to reduce pain and make the tooth enamel stronger. Contact us today if you require sensitive teeth treatment in Aurora.
The information provided is for general information purposes only and not intended to replace professional care. Please consult your physician or dentist for advice and diagnoses so you can be properly treated for your specific situation.