Five Common Causes of Tooth Sensitivity
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1. Dental Trauma – If a tooth is cracked, bruised, or chipped for any reason it can become sensitive to even the littlest of things. If this is the case even having your teeth cleaned can cause of tooth sensitivity. This sensitivity will subside in time, sometimes lasting months.
2. Incorrect Bite – Your bite can change from many things. These things include loss of jaw bone or a tooth, thumb sucking, and more. If your teeth start to move, it can cause problems in your mouth. One problem is your teeth may start meeting early or with too much force and cause your teeth sensitivity. If this happens, you can receive a bite adjustment to correct this problem.
3. Cavities – This type of tooth sensitivity is most common when you eat. This is because dental cavities usually occur on the surface of your molars because that is where you chew your food. If you receive a filling this sensitivity will subside.
4. Dental Disease – If you have a tooth or teeth that are infected it can cause you major pain. Dr. Dowell recommends receiving treatment to heal your infection or disease as they can cause more serious health problems than just sensitive teeth.
5. Dentinal Sensitivity – Dentin lays underneath your tooth enamel. If your enamel is worn away from things like acid or bruxism then your dentin is no longer protected. After your dentin is exposed it will become responsive and tender to hot and cold.
During our next post, Dr. Dowell will explore several other triggers of sensitive teeth. If you live near Minerva, Carrollton, or Dover and want to schedule an appointment with Dr. Dowell about your tooth sensitivity, or other dental issues, use our online form here.