Have you ever been eating an ice cream cone when you experienced 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 an indication 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 elements can bring about 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 La Costa Dental Excellence, the sensitivity will probably be gone in a few days.
If you experience constant or intermittent pain in your teeth or gums, call 760-633-3033 right away to make an appointment. Drs. Dankworth 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 La Costa Dental Excellence in Carlsbad, we not only treat tooth sensitivity, we also carry out entire cosmetic dental smile makeovers for our patients in the Carlsbad area. Call us at 760-633-3033 to schedule a consultation and exam.
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