With sensitive teeth, it can be difficult to enjoy the foods and drinks you love, such as ice cream or hot beverages. Fortunately, a variety of treatments exist for tooth sensitivity. Depending on the cause, your dentist can recommend a solution for you. How can I be sure that I have hypersensitive teeth?
Dental Sensitivity Causes Sharp,
TEMPORARY PAIN IN A VARIETY OF SITUATIONS
There are a few types of dental sensitivity...
Sensitivity Is Often Caused
BY DENTIN EXPOSURE
Teeth become sensitive when the inner layer, known as dentin, is exposed. There are many different ways that dentin can become exposed, including decay and gum recession.
Am I at risk for sensitive teeth?
The Products You Use and Stress Level
CAN INCREASE THE CHANCES OF SENSITIVITY
Using an abrasive toothpaste or other products that are hard on your enamel can increase your chances of developing dental sensitivity.
Some studies have also found that individuals who are under stress or have obsessive-compulsive symptoms are more likely to have sensitive teeth.
So what is making my teeth sensitive?
There Are Many Potential Causes
FOR DENTAL SENSITIVITY
Is dental hypersensitivity normal?
Tooth Sensitivity Is a Relatively Common Issue
*According to a study in Clinical Oral Investigations
What should I do if my teeth are sensitive?
Your Doctor Can Identify
THE CAUSE AND SEVERITY OF DENTAL SENSITIVITY
The first step toward finding relief from sensitive teeth is to speak with your dentist. It is a good idea to keep track of what causes your symptoms and what normally makes them better for a period of time leading up to your appointment.
Your doctor will conduct an exam to determine the underlying cause of sensitivity. The best treatment option for you will depend on the cause of your symptoms.
Your Doctor Can Recommend
THE RIGHT TREATMENT FOR YOUR NEEDS
I'm tired of living with sensitivity. What can I do today?
Schedule an Appointment
Having sensitive teeth can interrupt your daily life and make it more difficult to enjoy the things you love. Learn more about the treatment options available to you by contacting a doctor today.