Have you ever been eating an ice cream cone when you felt a sudden shot 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 signal that something is wrong. 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 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 professional teeth whitening such as the ones we do here at Flawless Smile Dentistry, the sensitivity will probably be gone in a few days.
If you experience constant or intermittent pain in your teeth or gums, call 918-342-4444 right away to make an appointment. Doctor Torabi 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 Flawless Smile Dentistry in Claremore, we not only treat tooth sensitivity, but we also perform entire smile transformations for our patients in the Claremore area. Call us at 918-342-4444 to schedule a consultation and exam.
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