How to Deal with Sensitive Teeth

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Do you know what causes sensitive teeth? Sadly, there are many reasons you could be coping with this problem, and there may not always be anything you can do to treat this problem—though there are solutions you can try. Still, do you know exactly why your teeth could be sensitive?

There are several layers to each of your teeth, including your enamel and your dentin. As you may know, your enamel is actually the hardest layer of your teeth. This layer protects your teeth from a number of issues, including tooth decay. The next layer, your dentin, is much softer. It also carries temperature signals to the center of your pearly whites. Sadly, if your enamel is worn down and your dentin is exposed, you could have to deal with this sensitivity. To make matters worse, once your enamel is gone, there’s no way to get it back.

Finally, please remember that there are several issues that could weaken your enamel. For instance, did you know that teeth grinding could injure your enamel? Similarly, had you heard that you could grind your teeth and never realize it? Poor oral hygiene can also damage your enamel.

Still, sensitivity can be caused by other problems, such as gum recession, gum disease, and even a cavity that should be filled. Fortunately, our team can help you deal with these problems. If you’re interested in learning more about dealing with sensitive teeth in Orland Park, Illinois, please don’t hesitate to give our dental office a call at 708-448-2588. Our dentist, Dr. Christopher Pavletic, and our team will gladly address any concerns you have and help you decide on steps you can take. We look forward to hearing from you soon.