Have you ever been eating an ice cream cone when you experienced a sudden jolt 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 tip off that something is not right. 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 hard!
If your teeth are sensitive following a professional teeth whitening such as the ones we do here at Dennis J Coleman DDS – Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, the sensitivity will probably be gone in a few days.
If you experience constant or intermittent pain in your teeth or gums, call 704-896-5850 right away to make an appointment. Doctor Coleman takes tooth pain seriously.
At Dennis J Coleman DDS – Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Davidson, we not only treat tooth sensitivity, we also complete entire smile transformations for our patients in the Davidson area. Call us at 704-896-5850 to schedule a consultation and exam.
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