Do you have sensitive teeth? If so, you probably know how uncomfortable it can be. Unfortunately, some people might have to deal with sensitive teeth for all of their lives, but others might be able to avoid reverse their sensitivity. However, do you ever wonder what you should do about your sensitive teeth or about the potential cause of your problem?
Naturally, your pearly whites are made of several different layers. Your enamel, which is actually one of the harder substances in your body, is the outermost, protective layer of your pearly whites. Your dentin is the layer beneath your dentin. This layer actually carries temperature signals to the nerves found in the center of your teeth. If your enamel has been eroded, your dentin will ultimately be exposed. If your dentin is exposed, you may experience extreme pain. Unfortunately, your tooth’s enamel may be damaged by several dental issues, such as cavities, a loose filling, gum disease, and teeth grinding.
Unfortunately, once your enamel is worn down, it can’t be replaced—meaning you could need treatments to deal with your discomfort. However, if you suffer from sensitive teeth, we recommend contacting us for help. This will give us a chance to help you identify your issue. Often, sensitivity can be caused by dental problems such as gum recession or a cavity that has yet to be filled.
If you do have sensitive teeth, we might be able to help you address the underlying issue after we identify its cause. If you’d like to learn more about coping with sensitive teeth in Florence, Kentucky, we invite you to give Moore Dental Services a call at (859) 525-0507. Our dentist, Dr. Brian A. Moore, and our team look forward to hearing from you soon.