Does the taste of ice cream send your body into a wincing spiral? Do hot beverages make you flinch? Does brushing or flossing cause mouth pain on occasion? You’re not alone. There are millions of sufferers who experience sensitive tooth pain.
Healthy teeth contain a layer of enamel that protects them from cavities and decay, without its protection you may soon begin to experience painful symptoms. So how does this occur? Let’s break it down.
The crown of your tooth is above the gum line and underneath the gum line is a layer called cementum which guards the tooth root. Subsequently, underneath the cementum and the enamel is dentin. Dentin is the hard and dense bony tissue that forms the bulk of the tooth just beneath the enamel. It’s less dense than the enamel and cementum, and when it loses its protective coating, heat and cold or acidic and sticky foods may reach the nerves inside the tooth, known as the pulp. The result is hypersensitivity.
These possible causes need to be addressed immediately:
A visit to Malden Dental in LaSalle, Ontario will help you identify why your teeth are acting so sensitive. Dr. Jacobs and his skilled team will guide you towards better oral health by lessening the painful causes of your vulnerable teeth. Contact his office today. He is ready to care for your dental needs!
Dr. Michael Jacobs
5955 Malden Road
Canada N9H 1S6
Monday: 9AM – 8PM
Tuesday: 9AM – 8PM
Wednesday: 8AM – 5PM
Thursday: 9AM – 8PM
Friday: 8AM - 4:30PM
Saturday: 9AM - 1PM