Is Tooth Sensitivity Normal?

Does cold water makes you cringe? Tooth sensitivity can occur for many different reasons, all of which can be managed with the help of the dental team. Many things can cause sensitivity such as:

  • Cavities (Dental Decay)
  • Receding Gum Tissue
  • Fractured Teeth
  • Demineralization of the Tooth Enamel
  • Clenching or Grinding
  • Periodontitis (Gum Disease)

When sensitivity is due to recession of the gum tissue, your dentist or hygienist can provide you with information on how to solve your issue of sensitivity and stop the gums from receding further. Many times we may suggest topical medicaments, such as fluoride, to help stop sensitivity in its tracks and to protect the root surfaces from breakdown.

Sensitivity can also be caused by many other more serious conditions, such as those listed above. Cavities and Periodontitis, are two examples of infection that should be addressed immediately. To properly address your sensitivity issue, please make an appointment so we may recommend the appropriate treatment for your condition.