Tooth sensitivity is not only uncomfortable, but it makes everyday tasks supremely difficult. If you have ever felt pain or discomfort when eating or drinking something hot or cold, you are not alone. While tooth pain and discomfort can be a sign of a cavity, they are common among people with sensitive teeth.
At Contemporary Dentistry & Implantology of Peabody, MA, we are passionate about helping our patients. If you are experiencing any kind of discomfort in your mouth, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 978-278-1760 or contact us online. We will get you scheduled for an appointment as soon as possible. In the meantime, continue reading to learn more about tooth sensitivity.
Symptoms of Sensitive Teeth
The pain caused by tooth sensitivity is typically sudden, sharp, and shooting. Typically, people feel this discomfort in response to specific triggers. The most common triggers include:
- Cold foods and drinks
- Hot foods and drinks
- Cold air
- Sweet foods and drinks
- Acidic foods and drinks
- Brushing or flossing teeth
- Alcohol-based mouth rinses
Causes of Tooth Sensitivity
This is definitely an oral health issue. Sensitivity of the teeth occurs when dentin, the porous tissue in a tooth under the enamel, or the layer cover the root of the tooth, the cementum, becomes exposed. Commonly, these parts of a tooth are exposed along the gum line because of receding gums.
There are several factors that can contribute to tooth sensitivity including:
- Aggressive brushing
- Tooth grinding
- Dental procedures
- Gum disease
Relief from Tooth Sensitivity
Tooth sensitivity is something no one should have to live with. To find out how we can ease your discomfort, call Contemporary Dentistry & Implantology to schedule a consultation. We can come up with the right treatment for you.
In the meantime, consider taking the following steps to prevent tooth sensitivity:
- Use a soft-bristled toothbrush for less aggressive scrubbing
- Use a sensitivity toothpaste that effectively removes plaque and cleans teeth while providing relief from sensitivity, especially at the gum line
- Thoroughly brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day to prevent further gum recession
- Focus on cleaning every part of your mouth, paying close attention to the area between your teeth and along the gum line
- Avoid foods and drinks high in acid
Let Your Dentist Work for You
If you are suffering because of sensitive teeth, don’t let another day pass by without getting in touch with our team. When you call our office and mention problems with tooth sensitivity, we will get you scheduled for a dental exam as soon as possible.
During your visit with us, one of our friendly and experienced team members will examine your teeth, discuss your symptoms, and determine what has been causing you discomfort. If necessary, we will schedule you for additional treatment. Or we will give you tips to help relieve your symptoms and prevent further issues with sensitivity.
Take a step toward finding relief today. Call Contemporary Dentistry & Implantology of Peabody, MA at 978-278-1760 or contact us online whenever it is convenient for you. We look forward to hearing from you soon!