Welcome to Complete Dental Care located in Martins Ferry, Ohio! Every year millions of Americans struggle with some degree of tooth sensitivity. Common symptoms include pain or a sharp stinging sensation in your teeth when you consume hot, cold, sweet or acidic food and beverages.
You might find temporary relief by using toothpaste specially formulated to mitigate tooth sensitivity. Yet diagnosing the cause of your tooth sensitivity will vastly improve your long term treatment options.
Consuming acidic foods and beverages on a frequent basis can result in enamel erosion. This is actually one of the more common causes of tooth sensitivity. If this is the case, our dentist can administer a simple fluoride treatment or prescribe fluoride supplements to strengthen your tooth enamel.
Multiple areas of tooth decay can also expose the sensitive dentin layer of the teeth. This is usually associated with a change in texture and increased sensitivity in one or more teeth. If this is the case, our dentist will need to treat and repair the cavities before more serious complications arise.
At the same time, something as mundane as a chronic sinus infection can apply significant pressure to the key nerves that relate to your teeth. A key symptom of this would be if the sensitivity is limited to just your upper teeth. To resolve a problem like this, your primary physician may prescribe a strong nasal decongestant medication.
If you would like help for your tooth sensitivity, please call Complete Dental Care in Martins Ferry, Ohio at 866-471-4028 to schedule a consultation. Dr. Robert Doyle and the rest of our caring dental team are happy to help you keep your smile healthy!