Most of us will experience teeth sensitivity sooner or later. Some individuals are more inclined to have sensitivity than others. Most of the time the pain you feel can be resolved with simply remedies at home. However, at other times your discomfort is the result of underlining issues that require a visit to the dentist. If you’ve been experiencing persistent teeth sensitivity it is important to contact your dentist right away.
- Shrinking gums – As we age our gum line may recede. When this happens the root of the tooth might be exposed. Since the root doesn’t have enamel protecting it, it will be tender.
- Cracked tooth – A small crack in the tooth may not affect you at first, however, if the crack reaches the root, you will experience pain. If the cracked tooth is causing discomfort, visit our dentist office so we can repair your tooth and stop your discomfort.
- A broken or lost filling – A filling may break or fall out because of further tooth decay or wear and tear. If your filling is damaged, this may cause sensitivity. If you know you have a damaged or lost a filling, call our dentist as soon as possible.
How Prevent Further Pain and Discomfort
- Avoid bleaching. We all like a whiter smile, but whitening
- treatments can aggravate sensitive teeth.
- Avoid acidic foods and drinks. Also stay away from soft drinks, sticky candies, and high sugar carbs.
- Don’t brush aggressively. Always use a soft bristle brush and keep it at an angle of 45 degrees.
- Quit smoking. Smoking can lead to gum disease, which can exasperate
There is no reason for you to suffer from teeth sensitivity. Call Dr. Patrick Soria today at (440) 354-0705 or book an appointment online so he can determine the best treatment for you!