Do you feel a sudden sharp pain when you eat ice cream or enjoy a hot beverage? Do you feel a sudden pain if you brush and floss your teeth? If so, you could be experiencing sensitive teeth. The good news is, our dentists, Dr. Kim and Dr. Chang with Luminous Dental Studio in Frisco, Texas, are experienced with sensitive teeth and happy to help you understand the possible causes of them.
Your teeth consist of many layers. The outer layer, known as your tooth enamel, is a protective substance and very hard. However, cavities can eat away your tooth enamel exposing other areas of the tooth that could be causing you pain. If your gums recede due to gum disease or severe cavities, your tooth root could be exposed which can also cause you pain.
Other known causes of sensitive teeth include cracked teeth or fractured teeth. If your teeth are not repaired this can lead to further damage to your tooth enamel. If it is a small crack, your food or beverage can trigger random pain. If you have an old filling that may need to be repaired, this can also cause sensitive teeth. Luckily, whatever is causing your sensitive teeth, there are treatments like a dental crown or desensitizing toothpaste to correct the damage. The best way to treat your sensitive teeth is to talk to your dentists and come in for a checkup. With a dental checkup, your situation could be addressed, and you can go back to enjoying your favorite treats and drinks again.
If you have questions about your oral health, or if you would like to understand what is causing your sensitivity, please call us today at 469-731-5700 to set up a one-on-one consultation with our dental expert. Our team is happy to help you and your smile.