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What Causes Tooth Sensitivity?
At Vassey Dental Partners, our professional dentists help patients treat a variety of common dental problems like tooth pain or sensitivity. If you have sudden tooth sensitivity, call our office in Peachtree City, GA as soon as possible. Sensitive teeth can be caused by tooth decay, worn tooth enamel, or old dental fillings. If the teeth are fractured or broken from a dental injury, this can expose the tooth roots and make the teeth prone to sensitivity as well as infection. Our team can help determine the cause of your tooth sensitivity at your next dental appointment.
How to Treat Sensitive Teeth
Tooth pain or sensitivity can negatively impact the comfort of the bite. However, there are multiple ways that sensitive teeth can be treated, including:
There are multiple types of toothpaste on the market that are formulated for patients with sensitive teeth. Using this kind of toothpaste is one of the first options for patients with tooth pain or sensitivity. However, if teeth are still sensitive, please schedule an appointment in our office so we can determine the root cause of your sensitivity.
Root Canal Treatment:
Patients who have severe sensitivity may have a dental infection. An infection can enter a tooth and impact the pulp or the nerves and tissues inside the tooth’s chamber. Root canal treatments remove the infected pulp from the tooth. Then, the tooth is then cleaned and sealed with a dental filling to prevent further infection. Our white dental fillings blend in with teeth for conservative treatment. We can also replace old fillings to prevent sensitivity and reinfection.
Dental Crowns and Tooth Bonding:
Patients with worn or weakened teeth can benefit from crowns or dental bonding treatment. When the tooth enamel is worn down, it is more prone to sensitivity. Tooth bonding can cover the front of teeth, while crowns fully cover the teeth. Dental crowns may also be used following a root canal treatment to provide added protection to a weakened tooth.