Is the taste of ice cream or a sip of hot coffee sometimes a painful experience for you? Does brushing or flossing make you wince occasionally? If so, you may have sensitive teeth.
At Perry L. Jeffries, DDS and Associates, PA, your oral health is our top priority. Our skilled professionals are experts in the treatment of sensitive teeth, which often have underlying causes that must be addressed first – including tooth decay, fractured teeth, worn fillings, gum disease and exposed tooth root.
In healthy teeth, a layer of enamel protects the crowns of your teeth—the part above the gum line. Father down is dentin, a calcified bodily tissue that is protected by the tooth’s enamel. When dentin loses its protective covering, hot, cold, acidic and/or sticky foods reach the nerves and cells inside the tooth, resulting in hypersensitivity.
The good news is that sensitive teeth can be treated. The type of treatment will depend on what is causing the sensitivity. At Concerned Dental Care, we may suggest one of a variety of treatments:
Proper oral hygiene is the key to preventing sensitive-tooth pain. At Perry L. Jeffries, DDS and Associates, PA, we take pride in providing you and your family with the professional, personalized service you deserve.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call our office today!
By Perry L. Jeffries, DDS and Associates, PA
September 24, 2020