Have you ever been eating an ice cream cone when you suffered sudden 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. At Crabtree Dental in Katy TX, there is help.
Tooth sensitivity can be a tip off 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 factors 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 forcibly!
If your teeth are sensitive following a professional teeth whitening, it will probably be gone in a few days. If you experience constant or intermittent pain in your teeth or gums, call us right away to make an appointment. We take tooth pain seriously.
There are many treatments for 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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