You may notice your teeth hurting when eating ice cream or hot soup. Tooth sensitivity is a common oral health concern for many patients. If you experience sensitivity in your teeth it may be a sign you have developed a more serious dental health concern. Greenwood dentist Dr. Benjamin Stevens incorporates the latest dental technology for accurate diagnosis with conservative and quality dental treatments.
Caused by the exposure of dentin, sensitivity in your teeth can be uncomfortable and inhibit your normal diet. Dentin is the material inside of your teeth that contains many nerve endings. When exposed, dentin and your nerve endings are highly susceptible to temperature changes and can cause pain. If you have sensitive teeth it is important to know what it could mean.
Sensitive teeth may be a symptom of these complex dental health concerns:
Gum disease, broken teeth, and tooth decay are dental concerns that should be treated by family dentist Dr. Stevens. Left untreated these dental concerns can develop into more serious medical conditions and may result in tooth loss or bone deterioration. Tooth sensitivity is often a symptom of these more complex conditions.
Sensitive teeth can be treated. If your sensitive teeth are linked to a complex dental health concern, Dr. Stevens will offer an individualized treatment plan that will restore the foundation of your natural smile.
Dental Treatments that may help reduce tooth sensitivity:
- Dental Crown
- Special Toothpastes
- Gum Surgery
- Fluoride Treatment
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Dr. Stevens welcomes new patients to his Greenwood, IN family dentist office. Regularly scheduled dentist office visits are one good way to prevent the development of these complex dental health concerns. Reduce your risk of developing decay, gum disease or other common causes of sensitive teeth by brushing your teeth at least twice a day, floss at least once a day, and visit Dr. Stevens regularly for professional dental cleanings.