Have you ever been eating an ice cream cone when you felt 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!
Tooth sensitivity can be an indication 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 conditions 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 hard!
If your teeth are sensitive following professional teeth whitening such as the ones we do here at Russell Anderson Jr. Dentistry, the sensitivity will probably be gone in a few days.
If you experience constant or intermittent pain in your teeth or gums, call 770-419-2535 right away to make an appointment. Doctor Anderson takes tooth pain seriously.
There are many 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 Russell Anderson Jr. Dentistry in Kennesaw, we not only treat tooth sensitivity, we also complete entire smile transformations for our patients in the Kennesaw area. Call us at 770-419-2535 to schedule a consultation and exam.
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