Having tooth pain can make life tough. This is especially true when your dental pain comes in twinges that shock your mouth whenever you try to enjoy a cold beverage or even one of your favorite hot soups. Your overall quality of life declines when you start worrying about how your teeth will feel rather than enjoying life to the fullest.
Thankfully, your dentist is equipped to help you address tooth sensitivity and relieve your annoying dental pain. Learn more about how a dentist can help you improve the quality of your life and oral health in this week’s blog post.
What is the cause of tooth sensitivity?
You could have what you think is a healthy smile, but experience tooth sensitivity. How come? There are many culprits behind the common sensitivity problem, including:
- Large amounts of tooth decay.
- Enamel erosion from acidic or sugary foods.
- Enamel erosion from brushing too hard and rough.
- Damaged dental restorations.
- Gum disease that has lead your gums to recede.
- Bleaching teeth too often.
How can a dentist help with tooth sensitivity?
If you have sensitive teeth, the best thing that you can do is visit your dentist for assistance. Your dentist will begin your appointment with the normal dental checkup to evaluate what’s happening in your mouth. Once the cause of your tooth sensitivity has been determined, you can move forward with the appropriate treatment.
Depending on the cause, your dentist may recommend:
- Using a crown or filling to address decay.
- Periodontal therapy to reduce the severe symptoms of gum disease.
- Dental bonding applied to exposed tooth roots.
- Root canal therapy on teeth with dental infections.
- Helpful home care advice and product recommendations to treat sensitivity at home.
If you are concerned that your tooth sensitivity is starting to interrupt your daily activities in life, like enjoying your favorite foods and drinks, it’s time to seek assistance from your dentist. If the condition is too painful to manage, you may have a dental emergency on your hands. Never hesitate to reach out for help when it comes to saving your smile and oral health.
About Our Office
Here at Flenniken Family Dentistry, we understand that tooth pain is more than a pain in the mouth—it can cause a huge inconvenience in your daily life. As uncomfortable as it is, there are way too many patients that will ignore it until they can’t take the pain any longer. Don’t be one of those patients!
If you choose to visit our office, we want you to feel comfortable reaching out to us to receive the dental care you truly need. In fact, you should give us a call at the first instance that your teeth don’t feel normal. Getting the dental care your teeth needs is as simple as calling our office.