Tooth Sensitivity Can Be a Real Pain

Tooth Sensitivity Can Be a Real Pain

Posted by Dr. Lee on Oct 28 2019, 07:15 AM

Do hot and cold foods give you immense pain? Are you tired of avoiding your favorite foods because of chills in your teeth? We get your pain! This dental problem is commonly known as tooth sensitivity. There are several causes while it may occur, but gladly, there are many treatment options available as well. If you want to know more about tooth sensitivity causes, keep reading our blog until the end!

Loss of Enamel along the Gum Line

Wring and aggressive brushing techniques can cause tear and wear of the enamel along the gum line. It also happens if you use a hard-bristled toothbrush. When the enamel wears off, the dentin of the tooth gets exposed. Dentins are composed of tiny tubules that make way between the pulp and the nerve of the teeth. It is hard and porous like our bones. But when it gets exposed, it sends nerve signals to the brain, causing pain. This pain signals the damage caused to the tooth enamel.

Tooth Decay

Cavities can be painful if they grow over time. This is because they cause tooth decay and enamel erosion, responsible for tooth sensitivity. If you do not cure it on time, it can also affect the tooth's nerve or the pulp chamber, worsening the pain.

Gum Infection

Gum diseases can also cause tooth sensitivity. It happens because when you have a gum infection, the tooth's cementum gets exposed due to the shrinking of the gums. This, in turn, exposes the root of the teeth, causing rapid tooth decay. As a result, your teeth become sensitive.

Fracture in Teeth or Damaged Fillings

When you have a damaged tooth or fillings, liquids find an easy way to reach the tooth nerves and root. This causes tooth sensitivity, and the pain is often unbearable.

Irregular Visit to the Dentist

You might not realize the importance of visiting a dentist regularly until your oral health deteriorates. But if you take dental appointments seriously from the beginning, you can prevent many oral discomforts, including tooth sensitivity. No matter how good your dental healthcare routine is, a dentist can still help you.

Some of the best treatments available for tooth sensitivity are desensitizing toothpaste, night-time mouth appliances, gum grafts, root canals, etc. Your dentist can also help you with better oral care tips to keep tooth sensitivity at bay. 

Are we worried about teeth sensitivity? East burn Dentistry and Implants offers expert dental care solutions by Dr. Daniel Lee. Call us at 503 2334871 or visit our website for more details. We are located at 1415 SE Ankeny St, Portland, OR 97214.

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