Sensitive teeth are typically the result of worn tooth enamel or exposed tooth roots. Sometimes, however, tooth discomfort is caused by other factors, such as a cavity, a cracked or chipped tooth, a wisdom tooth infection, or trauma from biting down on something hard. If you ever experience pain in your teeth after eating some crunchy food (like popcorn) and you’re not sure if you have sensitive teeth, here’s how you can tell for sure!
What are the Signs and Symptoms of Sensitive Teeth?
- You often have problems with your teeth sensitivity during cold and flu season
- Your teeth are always feeling gritty or sticky even after you’ve brushed and flossed.
- You frequently experience pain when biting into hard foods or ice chips.
- Your dentist has confirmed that you have sensitive teeth.
What Is Tooth Sensitivity?
Tooth sensitivity is characterized by pain or discomfort when exposed to certain stimuli. It can be caused by a variety of factors, but the most common culprits are food allergies and dental plaque buildup. If you think you may have sensitive teeth, it’s best to see a dentist for an evaluation. They can test your tongue for sensitivity to particular foods or ingredients, and may also recommend oral hygiene measures to reduce plaque buildup.
If you’re experiencing tooth pain, decay, or other dental problems, it’s important to visit a dentist as soon as possible. Early intervention can help prevent more serious issues from developing. If you do have sensitive teeth, be sure to take the proper steps to minimize tooth pain and protect your oral health.
How to Treat Sensitive Teeth?
Avoid foods and drinks that can cause toothaches
Consider trying over-the-counter painkillers
Exams for Sensitive Teeth
Frequently Asked Questions
The whitening process affects the enamel of the tooth and can cause them to be sensitive. If the sensitivity seems severe, or it lasts longer than a couple of days, please make an appointment.
Please call us for the cost of the whitening.