If your teeth are “talking to you” that message is sent along a nerve from your brain. How does that message get to the nerve?
Reasons for sensitive teeth can include: tooth decay or cavities, fractured teeth, exposed roots, gum disease and grinding or clenching teeth. According to the Severna Park Dentists at McCarl Dental Group, the first priority is to identify the source of the problem. Dental treatment for sensitive teeth can be as simple as teaching brushing techniques for healthy gums, recommending toothpaste for sensitivity, prescribing fluoride rinses, and covering or sealing exposed roots. We may also recommend tooth restoration with a filling or crown, or a custom night guard (NTI) to prevent clenching and grinding.
Tooth sensitivity does not usually go away by itself, and because of the potential seriousness of the underlying causes, you should see your dentist if you are experiencing sensitivity or any other dental related discomfort. The Severna Park Dentists and Hygienists at McCarl Dental Group are experts in treating and resolving tooth sensitivity.