Sensitive Teeth

From Dr. James McCall in Jacksonville, FL

Stop living with the pain and discomfort of sensitive teeth and turn to the dental team at James McCall Dentistry for relief that works. At James McCall Dentistry, we often see patients come in who are tired of not being able to enjoy their favorite foods because of pain. To assist with their discomfort, we develop the right treatments to help. If you’re experience sharp, sudden, and deep pain in your teeth that is triggered by hot, cold, sweet, or sour food and drinks, then it’s time to schedule an appointment at our dental practice.

What causes sensitive teeth?

Sensitive teeth occur when the underlying layer of the tooth becomes exposed as a result of receding gum tissue. The roots contain thousands of tiny tubules leading to the tooth’s nerve center. These tubules allow the stimuli to reach the nerve of the tooth thus causing pain.

What leads to sensitive teeth?

Like any other tooth condition, sensitive teeth can be caused by several factors, including:

  • Brushing too hard
  • Tooth decay along the gum line
  • Gum recession
  • Gum disease and gingivitis
  • Cracked tooth
  • Teeth grinding
  • Teeth whitening products
  • Plaque build up

How to reduce tooth sensitivity

The most effective ways to reduce tooth sensitivity is through proper oral hygiene. It’s important to develop the right brushing and flossing practices to thoroughly clean the tooth and the mouth. Additionally, it’s important to mind what you eat as a high level of intake of acidic foods can dissolve the tooth enamel and lead to dentin exposure.

For more tips and advice to treat sensitive teeth, schedule an appointment at our dental office in Jacksonville, FL today.