Have you ever been eating an ice cream cone when you felt a sudden zap of pain in one of your teeth? If the enamel has eroded, or the gums have receded, the dentin layer of the tooth is exposed. The substances that cause tooth pain travel to the pulp where the nerves of the tooth are located. Ouch!
Tooth sensitivity can be a signal that something is out of order. It may be caused by a cavity, periodontal disease, gum recession, or bacteria build-up in a crack in a tooth.
A number of elements can lead to gum recession including consuming acidic foods and drinks, teeth grinding, or cracked teeth. Surprisingly, one cause of gum recession is brushing too hard. That’s right; it is possible to brush too vigorously!
If your teeth are sensitive following a professional teeth whitening such as the ones we do here at Kevin Bass DMD Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, the sensitivity will probably be gone in a few days.
If you experience constant or intermittent pain in your teeth or gums, call 215-368-1424 right away to make an appointment. Dr. Kevin Bass takes tooth pain seriously.
There are many treatments for tooth sensitivity including desensitizing toothpaste, fluoride treatments, and gum grafting. Of course, if you need a restoration, that is the first order of business.
At Kevin Bass DMD Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Lansdale, we not only treat tooth sensitivity, but we also complete entire smile makeovers for our patients in the Lansdale area. Call us at 215-368-1424 to schedule a consultation and exam.
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Contact Kevin Bass DMD Cosmetic and Family Dentistry:
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410 N Broad St