What’s Causing Sensitive Teeth?

CWD EditorCommon Dental Issues & Procedures, Oral Health

Tooth sensitivity can make eating or drinking uncomfortable. A sip of hot coffee or a spoonful of ice cream can be a painful experience. So, what causes sensitive teeth?
According to the American Dental Association, possible causes could include:

  • Tooth decay (cavities)
  • Fractured teeth
  • Worn fillings
  • Gum disease
  • Worn tooth enamel
  • Exposed tooth root

If you have sensitive teeth, come to Cottonwood Dental and have a conversation with Dr. Giaquinto. He can help you figure out what’s causing your sensitivity, and then come up with a treatment plan. Dr. Giaquinto may suggest desensitizing toothpaste, fluoride gel, or a crown. In more severe cases, a surgical gum graft or root canal may be required.

At Cottonwood Dental, we believe in preventive dental care, and proper oral hygiene is one of the best ways to avoid sensitive tooth pain. Schedule your appointment at Cottonwood Dental to talk to Dr. Giaquinto if you have any concerns about the health of your teeth.