American Dental Association estimates that approximately 12% of American adults have experienced some degree of tooth sensitivity. This often involves discomfort or a stinging sensation when consuming hot, cold, sweet, or overly acidic things.
Early on you might find an acceptable level of relief by brushing their teeth with a toothpaste that has been specially formulated with potassium nitrate. However, it’s worth noting that this might only be masking symptoms of a latent oral health condition that is still developing.
If you’ve been experiencing chronic tooth sensitivity problems, the wisest course of action is to have your teeth examined by a professionally trained dentist like Dr. Robert Page.
Chronic inconsistencies in your daily oral hygiene routine can cause plaque acids to build up in your mouth. Over time this can gradually erode the mineral density of your tooth enamel.
Left unchecked the acidic environment in your mouth can cause microscopic channels in the tooth enamel to expand. This could expose the sensitive dentin layer within your teeth. In a situation like this Dr. Robert Page can start to remediate the problem with a simple fluoride treatment followed by prescription fluoride supplements. This will strengthen your tooth enamel to gradually reduce tooth sensitivity discomfort.
It’s also worth noting that dental caries on multiple teeth can also contribute to tooth sensitivity. In a situation like this, it’s best to have Dr. Robert Page repair the cavities before the decay penetrates the pulp or root of the tooth.
If you live in the Boston, Massachusetts, area, and you need help treating your tooth sensitivity discomfort, you should call (617) 574-8700 to seek professional diagnosis and treatment at Congress Dental Group.