We hope that you have been enjoying this amazing autumn in Royal Oak, MI. At North Oaks Dental our goal is to keep you smiling big through every season of life. To that end, today we are going to talk about how to remedy an overly sensitive set of teeth. As you’ll soon see, there are several possibilities as to why your teeth might be sensitive, and not every reason is directly tied to your teeth. Keep reading to hear more about it, and then be sure to call us at 248-220-7021 to request your next visit. We have the tools, training, and technology required to maximize your oral health.
Your tooth’s enamel is the hardest substance in the body. Even so, the enamel of your tooth can still fall victim to dangerous acids and oral bacteria. Dental decay can eat right through the enamel and then set its sights on the dentin and nerves. Such cavities can cause sensitivity to hot and cold. If that ever happens to you, we can deliver tooth-colored fillings to restore any teeth that have been damaged by cavities. And if the damage has reached the point where the tooth can’t be restored with a simple filling, we can actually provide a dental crowns during the same visit.
Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects your skull and jaw. This joint is put to work whenever you open your mouth to chew, speak, etc. So, if the TMJ becomes irritated, it can become inflamed and create problems like clicking, popping, or locking of the jaw. Another common issue caused by TMJ/TMD problems is tooth sensitivity. Here’s why: patients who have TMJ disorders often clench or grind their teeth. Clenching and grinding puts a crazy amount of pressure on the jaw and the nearby teeth. This repeated pressure can eventually cause the enamel on your teeth to erode and will increase your risk of tooth chips, fractures, or breaks, all of which contribute to increased sensitivity. Our team can help you identify and treat your TMJ/TMD trouble.
Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. This infection generally starts out small as you begin to notice things such as bloody or swollen gums. It won’t be long, though, before the infection takes over the entire mouth and spreads to the rest of your body through your bloodstream. Along the way, it may cost you several of your teeth. As such, patients with gum infection also have problems with sensitive teeth, while they still have teeth, that is. If you are experiencing an episode of gum disease, we will work to get you back on track fast.
Call Today To Enhance Your Smile
We hope you have been inspired by the possibilities outlined above. All you have to do now is call North Oaks Dental in Royal Oak, MI today at 248-220-7021 or to schedule an easy appointment. We’ll help you figure out the best option for dealing with your sensitive teeth from our many comprehensive dentistry solutions.