Have you ever been eating an ice cream cone when you suffered a sudden zap of pain in one of your teeth? If the enamel has eroded, or the gums have receded, the dentin layer of the tooth is exposed. The substances that cause tooth pain travel to the pulp where the nerves of the tooth are located. Ouch!
Tooth sensitivity can be a warning that something is amiss. It may be caused by a cavity, periodontal disease, gum recession, or bacteria build-up in a crack in a tooth.
A number of factors can result in gum recession including consuming acidic foods and drinks, teeth grinding, or cracked teeth. Surprisingly, one cause of gum recession is brushing too hard. That’s right; it is possible to brush too forcibly!
If your teeth are sensitive following a professional teeth whitening such as the ones we do here at Jefferson City Dental Care, the sensitivity will probably be gone in a few days.
If you experience constant or intermittent pain in your teeth or gums, call 573-634-2400 right away to make an appointment. Dr. Johnson takes tooth pain seriously.
There are several treatments for tooth sensitivity including desensitizing toothpaste, fluoride treatments, and gum grafting. Of course, if you need a restoration, that is the first order of business.
At Jefferson City Dental Care in Jefferson City, we not only treat tooth sensitivity, we also complete entire smile transformations for our patients in the Jefferson City area. Call us at 573-634-2400 to schedule a consultation and exam.
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