Tupelo, MS - Dr. Richard Caron "Your Dental Health" Sensitivity
Do your teeth hurt when you eat ice cream, or sip hot coffee? Is it painful to brush or floss? Sensitivity to hot or cold foods or drinks is a common condition, and may be caused by a number of problems. These include tooth decay, fractured teeth, gum disease, worn fillings, or exposed tooth root. It's important to find out the cause of tooth sensitivity, in order to effectively treat it. Make an appointment with your dentist, and talk about relieving your tooth pain. It may be as simple as a desensitizing toothpaste or fluoride gel. More serious problems could require a crown or inlay, a surgical gum graft, or a root canal. Proper oral hygiene is the key to preventing sensitive tooth pain. Ask your dentist if you have questions about your oral hygiene routine, or concerns about tooth sensitivity.