This blog post from Falls Pointe Dental is about tooth sensitivity, and what you can do about it.
Have you ever been eating an ice cream cone when you felt a sudden shot 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 tip off that something is not right. It may be caused by a cavity, periodontal disease, gum recession, or bacteria build-up in a crack in a tooth.
A number of circumstances 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 forcibly!
If your teeth are sensitive following a professional teeth whitening such as the ones we do here at Falls Pointe Dental, the sensitivity will probably be gone in a few days.
If you experience constant or intermittent pain in your teeth or gums, call us right away to make an appointment. We take tooth pain seriously.