Tooth sensitivity can have a serious negative impact on your quality of life. Avoiding hot, cold, sweet, or acidic foods and drinks might not be enough to resolve the issues. At the same time, brushing your teeth with a special sensitivity toothpaste is also not an effective treatment. While it might temporarily relieve the discomfort, it could potentially mask a problem that needs treatment.
Acidic products and the natural bacteria in your mouth can gradually cause enamel erosion. This creates microscopic channels, exposing the sensitive dentin layer. In a situation like this, your dentist, Dr. Robert Doyle, can administer a simple fluoride treatment or prescribe fluoride supplements to strengthen your tooth enamel.
Undetected or untreated cavities can also compromise multiple teeth and expose the sensitive dentin. This is usually associated with a change in texture and increased sensitivity in one or more teeth. It’s a good idea to have Dr. Robert Doyle repair the cavities before the decay penetrates the pulp or root of the tooth.
Tooth sensitivity can also be caused by chronic sinus infection. The pressure and congestion can apply significant pressure to the key nerves that relate to your teeth. If this is the case, the sensitivity will be limited to your upper teeth. Your physician can help you explore your treatment options, which might include taking prescription decongestant that can relieve the pressure on the nerves.
If you have been struggling with tooth sensitivity in Martins Ferry, Ohio, you should call 866-471-4028 to schedule an appointment at Complete Dental Care.