Dental sensitivity is a very common problem, but it doesn’t need to persist indefinitely. Our Cheney family dentists will help you find the root of your discomfort, so that we can implement an effective treatment plan that work for you, as an individual.
The first step in this treatment process is to figure out why, precisely, you’re experiencing increased levels of discomfort:
When a tooth is infected by harmful oral bacteria, we say that a patient has developed a cavity. Essentially, part of your dental enamel and dentin has been eaten away by bacteria, leaving the dental nerves inside of your tooth exposed. The goal in these situations is to clear away any infected tooth structure, and then restore and repair the tooth.
You may also experience more sensitivity than usual because or dental enamel is becoming too thin. Acidic substances, bruxism, chewing, and abrasive brushing can all cause your enamel to wear away.
It is also possible for your dental nerves to become irritated around the tooth root, or base of the tooth. Healthy gum tissue protects vulnerable tooth roots from irritation. When gum tissue wears away due to periodontal disease, bacteria and dental debris can reach the dental nerves—resulting in discomfort.
If you are experiencing increased levels of discomfort or sensitivity, our Cheney dentists are here to help you craft a treatment plan that works for you. The best way to get started is to call our office or use the Contact Us page on our site to submit in inquiry. We look forward to speaking with you!