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Conquer Your Tooth Sensitivity

March 25, 2024

Are you one of the 40 million adults in the United States dealing with sensitive teeth? If a cold drink or a warm cup of tea causes you discomfort, it's time to seek help. At the office of Maple Dental, our dedicated team will evaluate your dental health and recommend treatment options to alleviate your sensitivity and restore your comfort.

Tooth sensitivity can affect anyone, but it is most common among adults between 20 and 50 years old. The severity of the condition can vary from a mild sting to an intense jolt of pain that may alter daily routines. Some individuals with sensitive teeth may avoid certain foods or drinks altogether, while others may take precautions like using a straw when drinking cold beverages.

The Causes Behind Tooth Sensitivity

  • Exposed dentin due to gum recession and periodontal disease
  • Worn tooth structure caused by habits such as aggressive brushing or teeth grinding
  • Acid erosion from a diet high in acidic foods and beverages
  • Overuse of teeth whitening agents
  • Health issues like dry mouth, acid reflux, and eating disorders can also lead to irritated dentin and tooth sensitivity.

Diagnosing and Addressing the Issue

The first step in addressing tooth sensitivity is to determine its cause. Depending on your specific situation, this may involve filling cavities, repairing cracked teeth, replacing worn fillings, or addressing gum recession. Once our dentist identifies the root of your discomfort, we'll work with you to develop a treatment plan that addresses your unique needs.

If you're suffering from dentin hypersensitivity, there are several treatments available. These options can include in-office procedures and home care regimens. For example, we may recommend using a specialized desensitizing toothpaste as part of your daily oral hygiene routine. In some cases, more advanced dental procedures such as fillings, dental crowns, or surgical gum grafts may be necessary to alleviate your symptoms.

Maintaining good oral hygiene and scheduling regular dental checkups are essential for preventing gum recession and the development of dentin hypersensitivity. Our team will provide guidance on proper brushing and flossing techniques to prevent damage to your teeth's enamel and root surfaces.

If you're experiencing tooth sensitivity, don't let it control your life. Contact the office of Maple Dental today for a consultation, and let us help you conquer your discomfort.

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Existing Patients: (737) 275-5666

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