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 a tip-off 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 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 forcibly!
If your teeth are sensitive following a professional teeth whitening such as the ones we do here at Town and Country Cosmetic Dentistry and Implant Centers, the sensitivity will probably be gone in a few days.
If you experience constant or intermittent pain in your teeth or gums, call 314-576-0088 right away to make an appointment. Doctor Buchheit 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 Town and Country Cosmetic Dentistry and Implant Centers in Chesterfield, we not only treat tooth sensitivity, but we also perform entire smile makeovers for our patients in the Chesterfield area. Call us at 314-576-0088 to schedule a consultation and exam.
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