Understanding Sensitive Teeth

Do you experience pain when you drink a hot coffee or eat your favorite ice cream? If so, you are not alone. Experiencing sensitive teeth is common and oftentimes can be treated by visiting your dentist. When it comes to any dental treatment, it’s always a good idea to visit your dentist and talk about your concern. With sensitive teeth, this is no different.

By visiting with your dentist, your dentist will be able to find the cause of your sensitive teeth. Many things can cause sensitive teeth, including:

• Cavities
• Worn fillings
• Gum disease
• Fractured tooth or teeth
• Worn tooth enamel
• Exposed tooth root

However, no matter what is causing your teeth to be sensitive, there are always treatments that can help reduce sensitivity. Some of these treatments include:

• Desensitizing toothpaste
• Fluoride gel
• A crown, inlay, or bonding
• Root canal
• And more!

If you are suffering from sensitive teeth, please come by our office today. We are here happy to help you and your smile in any way we can. So, call us today and make an appointment at 541.497.7970. Let us get your smile back to smiling.