Tooth sensitivity discomfort is a somewhat common complaint amongst the American population. It is often associated with discomfort or a stinging sensation when consuming acidic, sweet, hot, or cold things.
Some people experiencing mild tooth sensitivity will attempt to mitigate the discomfort by occasionally brushing their teeth with a specially formulated tooth sensitivity toothpaste that include potassium nitrate. While this might provide some temporary relief, it could potentially be masking a latent oral health issue.
If you have been experiencing tooth sensitivity discomfort recently, the wisest course of action is to schedule a dental checkup with Dr. Victor Zeines. Once a thorough examination has been performed, he can help you develop a treatment plan to restore the comfortable function of your mouth.
In a wide variety of tooth sensitivity cases, tooth enamel erosion is often a primary or contributing factor. This is often the after effect of Poor oral hygiene and the regular consumption of acidic beverages that cause a persistent acidic environment in your mouth. As time goes on, it can demineralize your tooth enamel causing incidental exposure to the sensitive dentin layer within.
If this is a significant factor with your tooth sensitivity, he can administer a simple fluoride treatment. This treatment plan might also include prescription fluoride supplements to maintain the integrity of your teeth between dental checkups.
Teeth suffering from minor to moderate cavities could also be a contributing factor to tooth sensitivity. Without professional treatment these teeth could develop serious complications. If the tooth decay spreads, it could penetrate deep into the gums causing a dangerous infection or abscess to form.
If you live in the Shokan, New York, area and you have been struggling with chronic tooth sensitivity symptoms, you should call 845-657-2322 to seek professional diagnosis and treatment at Woodstock & Manhattan Institute for Holistic Dentistry.