Have you ever been eating an ice cream cone when you encountered 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 an indication that something is out of order. 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 forcefully!
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 813-321-3261 right away to make an appointment. Dr. Dental Excellence takes tooth pain seriously.
There are numerous 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 Lithia, we not only treat tooth sensitivity, we also perform entire smile redesigns for our patients in the Lithia area. Call us at 813-321-3261 to schedule a consultation and exam.
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