Do you have tooth pain when you eat or drink cold foods and beverages? Are your teeth sensitive to pressure from biting and chewing? You most likely have sensitive teeth. There are a variety of causes of tooth sensitivity, from damaged teeth to gum disease. At Fullerton Craft Smiles, Dr. Kush Patel and Dr. Krutav Patel can treat patients with sensitive teeth in Fullerton, CA. Tooth sensitivity can be painful and uncomfortable for patients and can have many causes. Here we will review common causes of tooth pain and sensitivity in patients as well as how we can help alleviate these symptoms.
Common Causes of Tooth Sensitivity
The most common causes of sensitive teeth often include:
- Exposed tooth roots (Gum recession)
- Tooth decay (cavities)
- Worn tooth enamel
- Gum disease
- Aggressive brushing
- Fractured or broken teeth
- Worn or old dental fillings
If you have any of these dental problems, let our team know. It is better to address these problems before your symptoms worsen over time. Tooth sensitivity can make every day life painful for our dental patients, which is why we encourage them to contact our office immediately. We can help minimize your symptoms and find the cause of your sensitivity.
Treat Sensitive Teeth in Fullerton, CA
For patients with sensitivity caused by gum disease or tooth decay, we recommend periodontal therapy or a root canal. There are multiple options for patients with gingivitis or gum disease. Scaling and root planing remove plaque and tartar from the gums and tooth roots. During scaling and root planing treatments are thorough cleanings our hygienists provide using specialized dental tools. Many patients can receive this treatment at regular dental visits.
Antibacterial rinses minimize harmful bacteria in the mouth. They may be used in conjunction with cleaning treatments. Laser dentistry and gum surgery can remove infected gum tissue or provide gum grafting for patients with deep gum pockets. We recommend laser treatments for patients with moderate to severe symptoms of gum disease.
Additionally, patients with cavities or decay that has reached the inside of the tooth chamber benefit from root canals. During a root canal, we remove the infected dental pulp and clean the tooth. Then, we seal the tooth with a dental filling. We often recommend white fillings as an alternative to traditional metal fillings. White fillings are composite or porcelain and blend in with the shade of natural teeth.
If you have worn and sensitive teeth, cosmetic and restorative treatments can help. Porcelain veneers, tooth bonding treatment, and dental crowns cover and protect the tooth. These treatment options also prevent future tooth sensitivity by covering the dentin and enamel.
Restore Your Oral Health Today
Do you need to treat your sensitive teeth? Schedule a dental appointment with us online or call (714) 888-7008. If you are a current patient, call our dental office today at (714) 526-2828. Additionally, let us know if you have any current concerns or questions about your treatment options. Our dentists will be happy to help and look forward to seeing you at your next dental visit.