Have you ever been eating an ice cream cone when you experienced a sudden shock 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!
A number of factors can bring about 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 Kernagis Dental Excellence, the sensitivity will probably be gone in a few days.
If you experience constant or intermittent pain in your teeth or gums, call 813-863-9058 right away to make an appointment. Dr. Kernagis takes tooth pain seriously.
There are multiple 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 Kernagis Dental Excellence in Tampa, we not only treat tooth sensitivity but also perform entire smile redesigns for our patients in the Tampa area. Call us at 813-863-9058 to schedule a consultation and exam.
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