Causes of Sensitive Teeth

If you have a painful experience when you taste your favorite ice cream or have a sip of hot coffee, you are not alone. Many people struggle with sensitive teeth. There are many different causes of sensitive teeth. These causes include:

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

However, no matter what is causing your teeth to be sensitive, there are always treatments that can help reduce sensitivity. The first step in treatment is to talk to your dentist first, so your dentist can come up with advice on treatment options for your specific needs. Some of these treatments include:

• Desensitizing toothpaste
• Fluoride gel
• A crown, inlay, or bonding
• Root canal
• And more!

Proper oral hygiene will also always help with tooth sensitivity. While you brush, use toothpaste that caters to tooth sensitivity. This can also help you as you undergo your treatment process.

If you have any questions or concerns pertaining to your sensitive teeth, please call us today and make an appointment. We are always happy to help you get the positive oral health you need. Don’t let your sensitive teeth keep you from enjoying your favorite foods or drinks. Stop suffering today and call us at 541.887.3305 to make an appointment.