Sensitive Teeth Dentist in Dallas, TX
Beyond Dental & Implant Center provides better than standard dental care, you get to care for your teeth and many other related issues. If you are dealing with tooth sensitivity, we can help address your concerns. Contact us today for more information or schedule an appointment online. We are accepting new patients! We are conveniently located at 13655 Preston Rd Suite 100 Dallas, TX 75240.
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Tooth sensitivity can happen over time and is generally the result of enamel wear and receding gums. This happens when the inner soft part of the tooth becomes exposed. There are thousands of microscopic channels that run through the tooth to the center where the nerves are located. Once this soft area is exposed the nerves can be easily triggered by hot and cold temperatures causing pain that is often short, sharp, or worse. Once the enamel is worn and the soft part of the tooth is exposed there is no way of getting the hard surface back.
Some people have more sensitive teeth than others because they have thinner enamel. The enamel is the hard surface of the tooth that protects it. This enamel can be worn down from:
• Using a hard toothbrush
• Brushing your teeth too hard
• Grinding your teeth when you sleep
• Regularly consuming foods and beverages that are acidic
There are other conditions that will erode the enamel on your teeth, like acid reflux. The acid that comes up from the stomach can wear down the enamel over time. Other conditions that cause frequent vomiting can contribute, as well.
If your gums start to recede, they can leave portions of your tooth exposed that are much more sensitive.
Tooth decay chipped teeth, broken teeth, and worn-down fillings can leave the soft part of the tooth exposed, causing sensitivity. When this happens, you will only have sensitivity in the tooth that is affected or in the region of the mouth of the affected tooth. It will not impact all of your teeth.
Your teeth can be temporarily sensitive after dental work has been done. Sensitive will usually only affect the tooth or teeth that have been worked on. This usually goes away in a few days.
People who have sensitive teeth can experience pain or discomfort when certain triggers contact the teeth. You may feel pain at the roots of the teeth. The common triggers are:
• Hot and/or cold food and beverages
• Cold air
• Acidic foods and beverages
• Sweet foods and beverages
• Cod water, especially during dental cleanings
• When brushing or flossing
• From alcohol-based mouthwash
These symptoms may not be present all of the time and can range from mild to severe.
Sensitive teeth can be part of a larger health concern. This can put the long-term health of the tooth at risk or cause incredible pain for extended periods of time.
If you are having sensitivity that lasts for several weeks or longer, and it cannot be controlled by improving oral hygiene habits or changing your diet, you need to consult a dentist. This can be a sign that a greater health issue is present.
If the sensitivity or pain that you are feeling is intense and becomes intolerable, this can indicate that you may have an infection. Infections can be very dangerous, especially in the mouth.
Sensitive teeth can be related to other concerning symptoms and it is important to visit a dentist to diagnose and address these appropriately. Sensitive teeth can be caused by gum disease, tooth damage, or tooth infection and will require treatment.
Sensitive teeth are a common problem that brings people in to see a dentist. Any dental problems, such as tooth sensitivity, should not be ignored. If left untreated or not taken care of in a reasonable period of time, it can lead to other health and dental problems. The main problems can be dental and enamel erosions, tooth decay, receding gums, chronic gum disease, or even tooth loss.
Beyond Dental & Implant Center provides better than standard dental care, you get to care for your teeth and many other related issues. If you are dealing with tooth sensitivity, we can help address your concerns. Call us to find out more about our dental services. We serve patients from Dallas TX, Plano TX, Addison TX, Garland TX, Richardson TX, Carrollton TX, and BEYOND!
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