Tooth sensitivity is one of the most common dental concerns that can make daily tasks like eating and drinking more difficult. Understanding the root cause of tooth sensitivity can help get patients one step closer to the relief they need. Dr. Nicholas Gardner works with patients in his Gouverneur, NY dental office to determine the underlying cause of their tooth sensitivity and provide them with the right solutions. Visit us to learn more about your treatment options for tooth sensitivity. You can call (315) 203-1772 or schedule an appointment with us online.
Tooth grinding, or bruxism, is a common dental problem that can cause wear and tear on tooth enamel. When left untreated, tooth grinding can expose the nerves and pulp of the tooth, which can cause tooth sensitivity and dental pain. A mouthguard or nightguard can be effective in stopping further damage to the enamel.
If you are using a hard-bristled toothbrush or applying too much force when brushing, you can begin to wear down your enamel. When the enamel is removed, it can expose the pulp and nerves of the tooth, which can lead to tooth sensitivity. Use a soft-bristled brush and remember to be gentle with your oral hygiene.
When a crack or chip in the tooth reaches the pulp inside of a tooth, it may cause sensitivity or pain. If you notice a crack or chip in your tooth, visit our Gouverneur, NY office for a consultation. We offer a complete range of cosmetic and restorative treatment options to help repair a damaged tooth. Dental crowns or porcelain veneers are some of the most effective solutions to address tooth damage.
In advanced cases, periodontitis, or gum disease can lead to tooth sensitivity. When the gum line recedes, it can expose the dentin in the tooth. When the dentin is exposed, it can cause tooth sensitivity. If you haven’t visited the dentist recently, be sure to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gardner. He will perform gum disease screenings during your preventive care visit and refer you to a periodontal specialist for treatment.