Do you experience tooth pain when you sip coffee or eat ice cream? Do you experience discomfort while you are brushing or flossing? If so, then you may have sensitive teeth.
Causes of Sensitive Teeth:
- Worn fillings
- Fractured teeth
- Tooth decay
- Gum Disease
- Exposed tooth root
The enamel protects your tooth. The cementum is a layer underneath the tooth root. The dentin is located below the cementum and enamel. The teeth may become sensitive if the dentin loses its protective layers. Gum recession can also expose the dentin.
The good news is that there are ways that sensitive teeth can be treated. The cause of the sensitivity will determine the treatment is recommended. Ask your dentist about the right treatment for tooth sensitivity.