Have you ever been eating an ice cream cone when you suffered a sudden jolt 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 not right. It may be caused by a cavity, periodontal disease, gum recession, or bacteria build-up in a crack in a tooth.
A number of circumstances can lead to 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 Aloha Dental, the sensitivity will probably be gone in a few days.
If you experience constant or intermittent pain in your teeth or gums, call 8019699669 right away to make an appointment. Dentist Mandelaris 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 Aloha Dental in West Valley, we not only treat tooth sensitivity, we also complete entire cosmetic dental smile makeovers for our patients in the West Valley area. Call us at 8019699669 to schedule a consultation and exam.
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