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Sensitive Teeth

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sensitive-teethCavities and fractured teeth can cause sensitive teeth.  If the dentist rules these problems out, then worn tooth enamel or an exposed tooth root could be the cause.

Proper oral hygiene can be the key to preventing gums from receding and causing tooth sensitive pain.  If you brush your teeth incorrectly or over-brush, gum problems can result.  Ask the dentist if you have question about your daily oral hygiene routine.

Sensitive teeth can be treated by trying desensitizing toothpaste.  This contains compounds that help block transmission of sensation from the tooth to the nerve.  The dentist may make other suggestions such as a fluoride gel, bonding the tooth root to “seal “the sensitive teeth, or recommendation of an endodontic treatment to eliminate the problem.