Do you have sensitive teeth? Sensitive teeth are actually one of the most common dental complaints that over 40 million Americans suffer from. But at the dental office of Richard M. Sigismondi, DMD in West Sayville, we can help.
Why Are My Teeth Sensitive?
Teeth can become sensitive by brushing too hard or by using a hard-bristled toothbrush, consuming too many acidic foods or beverages such as citrus fruits and soda, and even by using some whitening toothpastes. These habits can cause your enamel to wear down and expose your nerves, which results in easy nerve irritation. The pain associated with this is what most people refer to as sensitive teeth and the pain is increased by eating or drinking cold or hot food, touching your teeth, or exposing them to cold air.
Relieving Sensitive Tooth Pain
If your teeth do become sensitive, don’t worry. Relieving sensitive tooth pain in West Sayville is part of what we do! If your teeth have been highly sensitive for four or more days, it’s best to contact us as soon as possible. We will initially do an in-depth exam to make sure that the pain you’re experiencing isn’t related to a cavity or abscess, and then we can work on relieving your sensitivity.
Our West Sayville dental office can help ease tooth sensitivity pain by applying sealants, fluoride, or other desensitizing products, or by prescribing a desensitizing toothpaste that can help block the sensation from transferring from the tooth to the nerve. This results in less pain for you and your smile. And of course, we may need to recommend that you cut back on acidic food and drink and change your oral hygiene habits to keep tooth sensitivity at bay.
If you’re experiencing tooth sensitivity, don’t wait. Contact us today and let us help ease your pain.