You know that uncomfortable feeling you get in your teeth after you drink something cold or hot? Well, that feeling is called tooth sensitivity. Tooth Sensitivity can be quite annoying for people because it hinders them from eating or drinking the foods the enjoy. Virginia Beach dentist Dr. Cappy Sinclair is an experienced dentist, who is dedicated to providing comprehensive, patient-focused dental care.
Reasons Behind Your Tooth Sensitivity
Tooth sensitivity can stem from a number of different factors. Dr. Sinclair can help you find the root cause of your tooth sensitivity and develop a treatment plan that is right for you.
Reason #1: You grind your teeth. Teeth grinding can cause the teeth can wear down over time. Most people don’t even realize they grind their teeth until they visit the dentist. What happens when you grind your teeth, is the teeth can wear down the tooth enamel, which can cause tooth sensitivity. Dr. Sinclair may suggest that a patient who grinds their teeth wear a mouthguard.
Reason #2: You may have gum disease. Gum disease can cause a number of symptoms, one of which is tooth sensitivity. Patients won’t know if they have gum disease unless they visit the dentist regularly. During comprehensive exams, Dr. Sinclair can properly check your mouth, teeth, and gums for any signs of gum disease.
Reason #3: Your tooth is chipped or cracked. Cracked or chipped teeth may leave your root or nerves exposed, causing tooth sensitivity. Dr. Sinclair can examine your mouth and determine the best plan of action.
Reason #4: You may have a cavity. Tooth decay or a buildup of plaque can weaken your teeth and cause tooth sensitivity. Dr. Sinclair can examine your teeth for cavities and plaque. He may suggest professional teeth cleaning to help get rid of plaque or apply a dental filling for your cavity.
Dr. Sinclair can work with you to help reduce or eliminate your tooth sensitivity. Don’t let tooth sensitivity be the reason you can’t enjoy your favorite foods, visit Coastal Cosmetic Dentistry. Feel free to schedule an appointment online or call (757) 453-7657.