Are Your Teeth Being Too Sensitive?

 In General Dentistry, Gum Disease, Oral Hygiene

Have you ever taken a bite of ice cream only to immediately have a jolt of discomfort in you jaw? How about taking a sip of coffee and feeling a sudden sharp pain in your teeth? If you experience unpleasant oral discomfort when eating certain foods, you may have sensitive teeth.

Sensitive teeth can be caused by many factors. A few examples include:

  • Cavities
  • Fractured teeth
  • Worn fillings
  • Gum disease
  • Worn tooth enamel
  • Exposed tooth root

The good news is that there are several treatment options for sensitive teeth. Your friendly dentists at Wurzbach Parkway Family Dental can help you determine the cause of you tooth sensitivity, as well as recommend a course of treatment to resolve the issue. A few of those treatments can include:

Desensitizing toothpaste
This can reduce sensitivity over time by using compounds that help the block the transmission of the sensation to the nerve.

Fluoride gel
A treatment option that strengthens tooth enamel and reduces sensation transmission. This technique is performed at the dentist office.

Crowns, inlays & bonding
If there is a flaw in the tooth, such as a cavity, these options may be the best treatment

Surgical gum grafts
If gum tissue has receded and has been lost from the root, this procedure will help protect the root and also relieve discomfort related to sensitivity.

Root canal
If sensitivity is severe and persistent and cannot be treated by other means, your dentist may recommend this treatment to eliminate the problem.

If you are experiencing any kind of tooth discomfort, call Wurzbach Parkway Family Dental today at (210) 879-3449 and schedule an appointment! Our dental experts will get to the root of the issue and have you discomfort-free in no time!

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