Have you ever been eating an ice cream cone when you suffered a sudden zap of pain in one of your teeth? Sensitive teeth is an irritating condition, but one we can help with at Aspen Ridge Dental in Casper WY.
If a tooth’s 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! Sensitivity can be a signal that something is out of order. It may be caused by a cavity, periodontal disease, gum recession, or bacteria build-up in a crack in a tooth.
A number of circumstances can result in 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 hard!
If your teeth are sensitive following a professional teeth whitening such as the ones we do here at Aspen Ridge Dental, the sensitivity will probably be gone in a few days.
There are several 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.
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