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!
Premier Dental Esthetics in Arcadia can help treat your tooth sensitivity.
Tooth sensitivity can be an indication that something is wrong. It may be caused by a cavity, gum disease, gum recession, or bacteria build-up in a crack in a tooth.
A number of circumstances can result in 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 Premier Dental Esthetics – Peter S. Young, DDS, the sensitivity will probably be gone in a few days.
If you experience constant or intermittent pain in your teeth or gums, call us right away to make an appointment. We take 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.