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Ouch! Sensitive Teeth

Ouch! Sensitive Teeth


Having sensitive teeth can mean anything from getting a mild twinge to having severe discomfort that can continue for several hours. It can also be an early warning sign of a more serious problem.

You are more likely to notice sensitivity when drinking or eating something hot or cold, when cold air catches your teeth, and sometimes when you eat something sweet. Of course, there are many other things that can cause you to have sensitivity; brushing too hard causing enamel to be worn away, a cracked tooth or broken down filling that runs from the biting surface of the tooth to the root, gums naturally receding with root becoming exposed, and teeth whitening.

Good news! Sensitive teeth can be treated. The first step is having proper oral hygiene visits with Parkey & Davis DDS to make sure you are being treated correctly. Depending on the cause, we may suggest desensitizing toothpaste, which contains compounds that help block sensation traveling from the tooth surface to the nerve. This usually requires several applications before the sensitivity is reduced. If the desensitizing toothpaste doesn’t work for you or is not a option, there are other forms of treatment that may be required to remedy the problem.

We are here to help and would be glad to answer any of your questions you may have.

Call today for an appointment 870-932-0330.

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