Sensitive Teeth

Sensitive teeth can be very painful.  Sometimes set off by hot or cold foods and drinks, sugar, or even just cold air, the pain from sensitive teeth can really ruin your day.  Sensitive teeth can be caused by various factors, but the root of the problem is that the porous part of the tooth, called dentin, becomes exposed and pain ensues.

How does this happen?

  • Fractured or chipped teeth
  • Teeth damaged by clenching and grinding 
  • Recedinggums due to gumdisease or improperbrushing

How can you manage your sensitive teeth?

Sensitive teeth pain can come and go, but constant pain can be the sign of a more serious problem, like an abscess.  If you think you have an abscess, you need to come in as soon as possible for an exam and antibiotics.

Some tips that might help with sensitive tooth pain are:

  • Use a soft bristled brush to avoid irritating your gums or broken teeth
  • Use toothpaste that is specifically made to lessen the nerve pain
  • See Dr. Hakimzadeh for a fluoride rinse or gel

If you have sensitive teeth, visit Dr Christopher Hakimzadeh’s Phoenix, Arizona office to discuss your symptoms.  We can determine the cause of the pain and develop a personalized course of treatment.