Causes and Cures for Sensitive Teeth

Article written by Elite Dental Group.

Tooth sensitivity is fairly common and usually painful. You’ll notice it most when you eat ice cream or drink hot coffee. The discomfort can range between being mild to severe. Having sensitive teeth causes you to have to be careful how you chew your foods and it can cause you to stop eating certain foods altogether.

In most cases, there is something your dentist can do about this condition. The first step is for the dentist to learn more about which teeth are sensitive and why. His office will usually begin by taking x-rays. You can learn a lot from x-rays. These show cavities and can indicate areas that are infected or abscessed.

Try to get in to see your dentist right away. Describe your symptoms. Once the dentist sees your x-rays, he or she will most likely be able to tell you exactly why your teeth are sensitive. The dentist will recommend a treatment plan. You can decide when or if to move forward with treatment.

You may need to have a tooth pulled or you may need antibiotics to clear up an infection.

A few of the more common causes are:

Brushing Too Hard

Acidic Foods and Drink

Whitening Products

Gum Disease

If you can’t get to the dentist right away, then be careful how you brush. Use a toothpaste for sensitive teeth. Be cautious when flossing. Avoid sticky or hard foods and acidic foods.

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