Speak To Your Dentist About Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity caused by erosion of the enamel can indicate an underlying oral health issue. Gum disease can also cause sensitive teeth. If you are experiencing sensitive teeth you should consult with your dentist.

Key takeaways:

  • Any new tooth sensitivity, however minor, should be discussed with your dentist as it could be a sign of gum disease or tooth decay.
  • Teeth which become more sensitive can be a sign of an infection, an injury to the tooth or tooth decay.
  • If techniques to manage sensitive teeth stop working, your dentist can help find treatment methods going forward.

“If your tooth enamel has been worn away from poor oral hygiene, teeth grinding (bruxism), or injuries such as chips and cracks, sensitive teeth are often the result.”

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