Is Your Tooth Sensitivity Too Much?

Oral Health and Oral Hygiene

Is Your Tooth Sensitivity Too Much?

Dentin hypersensitivity, which is more affectionately known as tooth sensitivity, speaks to the discomfort you experience in response to stimuli, such as hot or cold foods. Sometimes, pain from these triggers is a sign of a cavity, but some people simply have sensitive teeth.

All Dental of Westborough has a team with the qualifications and experience to adequately diagnose and advise you on the best and most comfortable way to deal with your sensitive teeth. If hot or cold foods cause you pain in Westborough, MA, call our office today to make an appointment. 

Tooth sensitivity comes with several telltale signs, And the pain usually radiates around the are affected tooth roots. Some of the most common triggers for sensitivity are: 

  • Cold air
  • Brushing your teeth
  • Hot and cold foods and drinks
  • Sweet foods and drinks

You may notice that your symptoms are not persistent. Sometimes they are mild, sometimes they are severe, and they aren't present at all in other cases. 

Sensitivity Causes

What are some of the causes of tooth sensitivity? While there are certain habits that a dentist can identify, some people have thinner enamel than others, which results in more sensitive teeth. However, it is possible to progressively wear out your enamel from eating and drinking lots of acidic foods and beverages, grinding your teeth, using hard toothbrushes, and brushing too hard. 

Conditions such as Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD), tooth decay, teeth bleaching, and gum recession may also result in sensitivity pain. 

Diagnosis and Treatment

It's best to see a dentist as soon as possible when you notice sensitivity creeping up. The idea is to inspect your oral health to see if there are any recessed gums, loose fillings, or cavities that could be the cause. Visual exams may also be done during routine dental cleaning procedures.

For more mild cases of sensitivity, your dentist may recommend over-the-counter treatments. Some toothpaste brands are dedicated to sensitive teeth, and you may want to consider using them. Non-alcoholic mouthwash is also a good idea. Try using softer toothbrushes and brushing a bit more gently too.

In most cases, taking appropriate precautions causes your situation to improve in just about a week. If nothing is changing, talk to your dentist about more advanced recommendations. 

Let Us Help You

There is no better dental clinic in Westborough, MA, than All Dental of Westborough. Why suffer through the agony of tooth sensitivity when an experienced dentist can assist you? Please make an appointment to visit us, so we can help you get back to a more comfortable life.

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