Advanced Dental Care of Lakewood Ranch
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Causes of Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth Sensitivity

One of the most common complaints of dental patients is tooth sensitivity, affecting at least 40 million adults in the United States. Tooth sensitivity may be caused by brushing too hard or too vigorously, abrasive toothpaste, or poor dental care. Cavities, broken and chipped teeth, and periodontal disease can also cause the sensations associated with sensitive teeth. In any case, sensitive teeth should be addressed promptly to keep the condition from worsening. Talk to your family dentistry experts if you think you have sensitive teeth. Your dentist in Lakewood Ranch can offer treatment options to help reduce pain and discomfort and give you dental care tips for prevention.

Only a single layer of enamel stands between your teeth and everything you eat and drink. Because that single layer of enamel has a lot to stand up to, it is the strongest substance in the human body. Under the enamel is cementum, another protective surface that protects the tooth’s root. Beneath the cementum is the dentin, a low-density substance comprised of tubules, which are small hollow tubes.

If the layers above the dentin become worn or damaged, the tubules bear the brunt of everything you eat or drink. This type of damage is the root cause of sensitive teeth. When hot foods, acidic snacks, sticky foods, and cold drinks are able to reach the root of the tooth, they stimulate the nerves, causing pain. The damage can be so severe that when you breathe through your mouth too sharply you feel a painful sensation.

Sensitive teeth can be prevented through proper dental care in many cases, which includes once-daily flossing, twice-daily brushing, and routine visits to your dentist in Lakewood Ranch. If you already have the symptoms of sensitive teeth, speak to your family dentistry expert about affordable dental care options for the treatment of tooth sensitivity.

There are a number of treatment options for sensitive teeth, but the treatment plan will depend on what is causing your sensitive teeth and the amount of discomfort that you are feeling. For at-home dental care remedies, try using a desensitizing toothpaste, which helps to block tooth pain. Your dentist in may apply a fluoride treatment. If the tooth sensitivity is related to decay or a broken, cracked, or chipped tooth, your dentist in Lakewood Ranch may use other treatments, such as fillings, inlays, or crowns. If the condition has extended into the gum line, a root canal may be needed.

If you experience pain or discomfort in your teeth and gums for more than three or four days, call your dentist in Lakewood Ranch. The sooner you make an appointment with a qualified, affordable dentist, the better the outcome for your long-term dental health.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Lakewood Ranch, call Advanced Dental Care of Lakewood Ranch today at (941) 462-3706 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Lakewood Ranch. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Lakewood Ranch, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Lakewood Ranch. 

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