Tooth Pain: Why So Sensitive (And What To Do)?

Are you finding that you’re experiencing some serious sensitivity that seems to have come out of nowhere? Or, do you notice that you have sensitivity that comes and goes but when it does show up, it really is quite uncomfortable? Whatever type of discomfort you are experiencing dental sensitivity is something that you should take seriously. How seriously, you may wonder to yourself? Well, let’s talk about what’s going on behind the scenes and how to best respond.

It Might Be The Result Of…

If you’re dealing with dental sensitivity, it’s important to remember that it may come from one of many sources. What types of problems might lead to such discomfort? Some (not necessarily all) may include the following:

  • Vigorous Brushing: When you brush your teeth too hard, you end up with receding gums. This means that they will move in the opposite direction from the tips of your teeth, leaving your sensitive root areas somewhat exposed. You’ll begin to remove some of your enamel, too, which can also cause pain.
  • Decay Or Infection: If you have a cavity or if you have a tooth infection, you can expect dental sensitivity. It can become quite serious when you choose not to treat it!
  • Bruxism: If you’re someone who grinds your teeth or clenches them together (this is referred to as bruxism disorder), then you might be looking at sensitivity. Too much pressure or friction can cause irritation and erosion.

Call Us For A Visit (Or Emergency Care)

If dental sensitivity is part of your life, you can certainly regain comfort. When the issue is slight, you can go ahead and contact us for a dental checkup. Or, if the problem is serious, then you are more than welcome to let us know what is happening and to come in for a same-day visit.

Address Serious Sensitivity With A Same-Day Visit

If you need a regular checkup or immediate care for sensitivity, remember that all you need to do is call us! Learn more by scheduling a visit in Prairie Village, KS by calling Robert M Browne, DDS at (913) 901-8585.