What Causes Sensitive Tooth Pain?
Tooth sensitivity occurs when the tooth enamel (the outer layer of the tooth) erodes or wears down, exposing the underlying dentin and making it especially sensitive to a wide range of sensations. As a result, the person suffering from sensitive tooth pain can find it difficult to eat or drink anything hot, cold or acidic, including coffee, ice cream and soda. What’s worse, the pain might not respond to over-the-counter medications, leaving the sufferer in constant agony.
Many factors can cause sensitive tooth pain, including:
- Recessed gums as a result of age, gum disease or poor dental hygiene
- Frequently drinking soda and other acidic beverages
- A chipped or broken tooth resulting from an injury
- Over-brushing or using an overly abrasive toothbrush
Suffering from sensitive teeth can make it especially difficult to go to the dentist, as some dental procedures may be especially uncomfortable. When searching for a sensitive tooth dentist, Prescott Valley, AZ residents can turn to PV Dentistry for a delicate approach to dental care, the procedures needed to improve tooth sensitivity as well as advice on managing sensitive teeth pain.
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Contact us at (928) 772-8175.