Have you ever felt a temporary, sharp pain after having an ice cream or a cup of hot coffee? One of the many reasons you may be experiencing such pain could be tooth sensitivity. Tooth sensitivity causes sudden, sharp pain felt in the root of the tooth. It can affect one or several teeth and can range from mild to severe.
Dr. Lee at Downtown Concord Dental in Concord, California, can help you address your tooth sensitivity issues with focussed attention and care.
Dentin hypersensitivity, commonly known as tooth sensitivity, is acute and transitory pain. Dentin is the calcified tissue that contains thousands of dentinal tubules protected by the enamel. Receding gums expose the dentin and dentinal tubules allowing stimuli to reach the nerve of the tooth, which results in pain.
The dentist will examine your teeth and take X-rays as required to help determine if tooth decay or nerve problems are causing your tooth sensitivity.
After the diagnosis, the dentist may recommend:
The pain you feel because of sensitivity may be temporary but it may also be due to issues like periodontitis, gingivitis, and caries. Regular dental checkups and proper oral hygiene can help manage tooth sensitivity.
To know more about tooth sensitivity treatments, schedule an appointment at Downtown Concord Dental by calling us at (925) 566-8738, or visit us at 2151 Salvio St Suite A-1, Concord, CA 94520.