Tooth Sensitivity is a very common problem that can be treated effectively by us with different products and techniques. It occurs when gums have receded or tooth enamel is worn down to reveal the sensitive parts of the tooth.
Why are my teeth so sensitive?
The sensitive parts of the tooth have been exposed due to damage to the enamel or recession of the gums.
The enamel on the outside of your teeth, the hardest substance in your body, protects the inner sensitive part of your teeth. Sometimes this enamel gets cracked, worn or decayed. Your gums also protect the sensitive roots of your teeth by forming a tight seal where the gums meet the teeth. Gums sometimes recede from their natural position and expose the roots of the tooth. Typical causes for this recession are gum disease, or even just brushing teeth too hard and vigorously, or clenching a bad bite.
What can I do about sensitive teeth?
If your brushing is forcing your gums to recede, you need to discuss proper brushing technique with our Dentist to prevent further damage. Special tooth pastes can help sensitive teeth by either desensitizing the tooth or by filling the tubules in the dentin that are exposing the nerve. These toothpastes typically take at least a month to work. Visit us for a thorough examination and for a recommendation of products.