Have you been anticipating and dreading that annoying, sharp tooth pain while enjoying your favorite ice cream flavor? Then once again with your first sip of hot morning coffee or tea? Does the sharp pain take away some of the enjoyment of your favorite foods? Suffering with sensitive teeth is a pain, but there’s help you can get for those sensitive teeth, and Gateway Family Dentistry can provide the relief you need.
Sensitive teeth are a common dental complaint and usually come as the result of worn tooth enamel, a receding gum line or cracked and chipped teeth. Other factors that may contribute to sensitive teeth include:
- Exposed tooth roots
- Gum disease
- Plaque build-up
- Habitual grinding of the teeth
- Brushing too hard or with a hard-bristled tooth brush
- Using mouthwash long term
- Acidic foods
- Some dental procedures, including teeth whitening
Call 615-962-8505 to set an appointment with the dentist at Gateway Family Dentistry located in Murfreesboro, TN. An exam will help determine the exact issue causing your suffering with tooth sensitivity. There are some treatments available that can provide relief and improve the condition of your teeth. These include:
- Fluoride application to sensitive teeth that strengthens enamel
- Dental sealants
- Bonding resin applied to sensitive surfaces
- Surgical gum grafts to recession areas
- A crown
- A root canal to eliminate tooth sensitivity
You can also use a non-abrasive toothpaste for sensitive teeth, a soft-bristled brush and avoid acidic foods such as citrus fruits, carbonated drinks and mouthwash until your appointment at Gateway Family Dentistry. Use a straw when drinking to cut down the contact between your sensitive teeth and extreme temperatures of drinks or acidic liquids. Continue to brush your teeth twice a day and use floss daily to maintain oral health.
When sudden, sharp pain is the result of your teeth coming into contact with cold, sweet, hot, acidic food or drink, or after brushing, contact Gateway Family Dentistry. Come in and get help for your sensitive teeth. Your comfort is our concern. Don’t delay; call today.