Tooth sensitivity can cause uncomfortable, or sometimes painful, sensations that can affect your quality of life. Patients with tooth sensitivity are not able to enjoy their favorite foods or beverages without pain. More importantly, tooth sensitivity may be an indication of a serious oral health concern. At Creekside Dentistry in Amherst, NY, Drs. Karl and Walter Neuhaus offer a full range of services that can be tailored to meet your dentistry needs.
Tooth sensitivity can stem from a wide range of dental issues. Dr. Neuhaus can perform a comprehensive exam to search for any signs of dysfunction in the teeth, gums, and joints. The goal is to identify the cause of sensitivity and build a treatment plan to help alleviate your symptoms and restore health to your smile. Your personalized treatment plan is dependent on the cause of sensitivity and the overall condition of your oral health. Visit Creekside Dentistry to explore your treatment options.
Common Reasons For Tooth Sensitivity
- Teeth Grinding: Teeth grinding and clenching can wear down the tooth enamel. If the enamel wears down enough to expose the tooth’s dentin, then patients will most likely experience tooth sensitivity or pain. Your dentist may recommend a sleep/night guard to prevent further grinding or clenching.
- Chipped, Cracked, or Fractured Teeth: Depending on the extent of damaged, cracked, chipped, or fractured teeth can cause tooth sensitivity. If the dentin is exposed on the pulp becomes infected from tooth damage, patients may experience tooth sensitivity, pain, and discomfort. If you experience tooth damage, it is important to seek treatment as soon as possible.
- Gum Disease: If left untreated, gum disease can cause severe symptoms. In advanced cases of gum disease, patients may experience receding gums which may expose tooth root.
- Worn or Damaged Dental Fillings: Dental fillings may need to be replaced to ensure they are the most effective solution for your teeth. When a dental filling wears down, bacteria can seep in and begin to break down the enamel.
Schedule An Appointment
Tooth sensitivity is an easily treated condition. If you are experiencing tooth sensitivity, be sure to visit Creekside Dentistry in Amherst, NY. To schedule an appointment, call (716) 262-8070 or request an appointment online.