Dental Sensitivity is a common problem. Sensitivity can be caused by foods and drinks when they are too cold or too hot, too sweet, or too sour. Air and touch can also cause sensitivity in your teeth. Discomfort can be momentary or it may linger.
The cause of dental sensitivity is often a microscopic breach in the integrity of the tooth. Pre-fracture cracks and areas of exposed dentin (found near receding gums) can cause dental sensitivity. It is important to rule out tooth decay or dental disease as its cause. To temporarily reduce sensitivity, dentists use desensitizing gels, toothpastes, and varnishes. See the video below on dental and tooth sensitivity, or just schedule an appointment so we can help you uncover why your teeth are so sensitive.