Have you ever been eating an ice cream cone when you experienced a sudden shock of pain in one of your teeth? If the 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!
Tooth sensitivity can be a warning that something is amiss. It may be caused by a cavity, periodontal disease, gum recession, or bacteria build-up in a crack in a tooth.
A number of factors can bring about 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 vigorously!
If your teeth are sensitive following a professional teeth whitening such as the ones we do here at Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry, the sensitivity will probably be gone in a few days.
If you experience constant or intermittent pain in your teeth or gums, call Gustafson Morningstar Dentistry right away to make an appointment. We take tooth pain seriously.
There are multiple 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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