Tooth Sensitivity and its Treatment
When eating Ice cream or drinking a cold glass of water have you ever felt a sharp pain in your teeth? This pain is due to Tooth sensitivity that is caused by most likely by either erosion in your tooth’s enamel, or even because your gums have receded exposing the dentin layer of your tooth. That exposed dentin causes the shock of the cold food to travel to the nerves of your tooth and that’s the pain you experience.
The sensitivity of your teeth may be signaling a presence of a problem – a cracked tooth or even periodontal disease in addition to the erosion of enamel or gum recession.
The erosion of enamel could be caused by an excessive fondness for cola and other acidic beverages. And would you believe it, even Orange or other citrus juices if consumed excessively could be a reason too
Gum recession, on the other hand, could be caused by periodontal disease or even by improper brushing, or simply brushing too hard.
A missing tooth could also create a problem for teeth surrounding the missing tooth as well for teeth directly above or below. This could lead to exposed surfaces that if not brushed properly, becoming sensitive. One option to deal with a missing tooth is a Dental Implant.
If you are experiencing tooth and pain sensitivity call Orion Dental at 416-291-0306 for the Scarborough office or call 905-636-9770 for the Milton office.
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