Are you experiencing a significant degree of tooth sensitivity? Perhaps it’s something that only happens under very specific circumstances (maybe only when you eat frozen treats like ice cream). Whatever the case, this is one of those oral health dilemmas that can be just as annoying as it is confusing to patients. Test your knowledge with a brief quiz and then remember to give us a call, so we can help you make sense of the issue (and provide relief).
Quiz: True or False?
- True or False: All tooth sensitivity is permanent – while you can find ways to address it, you cannot do anything to end it.
- True or False: If you’re experiencing sensitive teeth, you should just try to avoid the things that bother you – a checkup is not necessary.
- True or False: Sensitivity is usually the result of serious oral health complications like infection.
- False. In some instances, tooth sensitivity may be the result of a minor aggravation to your teeth or a repairable oral health problem. In such cases, the sensitivity will go away on its own (if you’re experiencing momentary irritation) or it will end after we provide you with restorative care.
- False. While avoiding factors that make matters worse is always a good plan, it is very important that you schedule a dental checkup with us. We will be able to diagnose any problems, offer treatments, or simply provide suggestions regarding why you’re experiencing sensitivity and how to address it.
- False. Sensitivity occurs due to a very wide variety of circumstances. You may simply be brushing your teeth with too much force, a cavity may be the cause, or a long list of other issues. Contact us to schedule an appointment!