Do You Have Sensitive Teeth?
Do you have tooth pain when drinking a cold beverage? This pain to the sensitive parts around your teeth is likely due to the recession of gums or the wearing down of enamel. This can be caused by a number of factors like using a hard toothbrush, fractured teeth, or gum disease.
In these cases, cold air can trigger sensitive teeth pain. Acids in foods and drinks can also cause tooth enamel to wear away. When tooth enamel weakens, teeth can become discolored, demineralization starts and that increases the chance of sensitive teeth.
What Can Be Done to Help Alleviate Sensitive Teeth Pain?
County Dental recommends the following to help alleviate pain from sensitive teeth.
1. The most popular option for relief is sensitive toothpaste. Sensitive toothpaste contains compounds that assist in blocking the transmission of sensation from the surface of a tooth to the nerve. Consult with your dentist for other options that may include fluoride gel, crowns, and root canal.
2. A root canal is the recommended option if the sensitivity is severe and persistent.
Contact a County Dental patient care coordinator today at (845) 867-2442 or online to schedule an appointment for all your dental care needs.
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