Whats Behind Your Sensitive Teeth Pain?
Anyone with sensitive teeth knows how painful it can be to drink a nice cold bottle of water or even sip on a hot cup of tea. Sensitive teeth pain can be unbearable! Don’t let pain become a “normal” thing, call Jenson Dental today to schedule a consultation. We will find out what is causing you pain, and create personalized treatments that will effectively aid in treating the problem.
Sensitive teeth are caused by exposed areas of dentin. The gum tissue may recede and can cause the roots of the tooth to be exposed. When cold or hot foods hit this area, it will cause a sharp and sudden pain to the tooth. This commonly happens with sweet foods as well, especially those that contain a lot of sugar.
Dr. Jenson will be able to examine your teeth and gums to uncover what the problem may be. Some people are simply brushing too hard or they are using a hard-bristled toothbrush. This type of toothbrush will cause the gums to recede from the tooth and can leave you riveting in pain.
Improper flossing can lead to teeth sensitivity as decay can start to form in between the teeth and also around the gums. This can be difficult to treat as the gums often have a hard time re-growing back into the right position.
Gum disease can cause tooth sensitivity because it will pull the gum tissues away from the tooth. When the gums start to become damaged, it will begin to hurt the nerve endings of the tooth as foods can go right down to the nerve endings of your teeth.
Jenson Dental recommends some of the following treatment options for sensitive teeth pain:
- Change to a soft bristled toothbrush and do not brush as forcefully.
- Use desensitizing toothpaste like Enamelon
- Brush and floss 2 times a day
- Watch what you eat. Reduce acidic foods from your diet as they will break down the enamel on your teeth.
- Wear a mouth guard if you are grinding your teeth at night.