According to Colgate, an estimated 57% of dental patients suffer from dentin hypersensitivity, better known as tooth sensitivity. Tooth sensitivity is a chronic condition that causes bursts of sharp pain within the teeth. The pain, which can go deep into the nerve, is usually triggered by hot, cold, sweet or sour foods and drinks. The pain is often unbearable, but it doesn’t have to be.
- tooth decay around the gum line,
- gum recession,
- cracked teeth,
- gum disease,
- accumulation of plaque
- teeth grinding.
- tooth whitening products
- long-term use of mouthwash
The first step in dealing with tooth sensitivity is consulting with dental professionals experienced in dealing with these issues.
Treatments for tooth sensitivity include applying dentin sealers or fluoride varnishes to exposed roots and using bonding materials to cover the root surface. At Reading Dental Associates, we also promote good dental hygiene habits to prevent problems with tooth sensitivity before they ever begin.
Contact us to learn more about sensitive teeth treatment. We will explain what causes tooth sensitivity and create an effective treatment plan for you.
Our Dentist in Reading MA can help give you the smile you want. Call today at (781) 944-6761 and make an appointment with our Reading Dental Associates. Our dental office also serves communities like Reading, North Reading, wilmington, Wakefield, Stoneham, Lynnfield and Woburn.