Have you ever been eating an ice cream cone when you experienced 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 a tip off 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 vigorously!
If your teeth are sensitive following a professional teeth whitening such as the ones we do here at Cornwall Dental Arts, the sensitivity will probably be gone in a few days.
If you experience constant or intermittent pain in your teeth or gums, call 855-976-7250 right away to make an appointment. Dr. Deneka 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 Cornwall Dental Arts in Cornwall, we not only treat tooth sensitivity, we also perform entire cosmetic dental smile makeovers for our patients in the Cornwall area. Call us at 855-976-7250 to schedule a consultation and exam.
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