Winter Holidays are approaching and it’s time for celebration with friends and family, relaxation and… delicious festive food! Enjoying your favorite dishes, however, might be a painful experience, if you suffer from tooth sensitivity. Good news is that sensitive teeth can be treated! Find out what Burien dentists recommend.
Tooth sensitivity is a common condition and according to statistics more than half of American adults are affected by it. It is usually the result of exposed dentin. In healthy teeth, a layer above the gum line, called enamel protects the crowns of your teeth. Under the enamel, there is a layer called cementum, protecting the tooth root. Underneath both the enamel and the cementum is the dentin. Dentin is less dense than enamel and cementum and contains microscopic tubules. When dentin loses its protective covering of enamel or cementum these tubules allow heat and cold or acidic or sticky foods to reach the nerves and cells inside the tooth. The result can be teeth hypersensitivity.
Among the main causes of exposed dentine and sensitive teeth are:
To choose an accurate treatment option for your sensitive teeth, you need to know what the reason for your tooth sensitivity is. Therefore, it is best to consult your Burien dentist and find out what your individual solution could be. Your Burien dentist may suggest one of the following treatment solutions:
If you suffer from tooth sensitivity, our best advice will be to consult your Burien dentist, who would offer you a thorough examination and help you chose the best solution for your individual needs.