As you go about your day, tooth sensitivity discomfort can be more than just a nuisance. In fact, it could very likely be the result of a more serious dental or oral health condition afoot. Identifying the underlying cause can significantly help Dr. Madalina Iorgulescu develop a treatment strategy.
Enamel erosion from poor oral hygiene and the excessive consumption of acidic foods and beverages are some common causes of tooth sensitivity. In time, this can erode the mineral density of the tooth enamel to form microscopic channels that lead to the sensitive dentin layer of the tooth.
One way to improve the strength of your tooth enamel is to have Dr. Madalina Iorgulescu administer a simple fluoride treatment. This might also be followed up by you using prescription fluoride supplements and brushing your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste.
Cavities can also cause sensitivity issues. If you put off having the cavities treated by your dentist, the decay can slowly penetrate deeper and deeper into the tooth. In time, this could result in the loss of multiple teeth.
At the same time, a chronic sinus infection can also apply excess pressure on the nerves of your upper teeth, causing tooth sensitivity. In some of these cases, you’ll need your primary physician to recommend or prescribe a decongestant.
If you live in the Summit, New Jersey, area and you are struggling with tooth sensitivity, you should call 908-273-0884 to schedule an appointment at Morristown & Summit Prosthodontics.