Sensitivity And Your Smile: What Might Be Happening

You have heard of dental sensitivity before! However, until you actually experience this less than pleasant sensation, it might not be something you worry about. While we certainly don’t suggest becoming anxious about its development, our Southlake, TX team wants you to remember that you should probably come in to see us for a visit when the issue persists. Keep in mind: There’s usually a simple solution when you let us know what is going on, which means you can be feeling good again in no time!

You’ve Aggravated Your Teeth

Our team reminds you that your dental sensitivity can appear when you have aggravated your teeth. Maybe you bit down on your fork and, while you didn’t actually damage anything, your nerves are still not calm. Maybe you managed to cause some bruising within your teeth due to some other minor incident. How to know? If you have a hunch, give yourself a couple days to see if the discomfort resolves. If it doesn’t, see us for additional information just in case.

There’s An Opening In Your Tooth

A tooth with decay, a crack, or even any small opening (perhaps you lost part of a filling) can lead to serious dental sensitivity. Remember, this means air will be hitting otherwise protected nerves, which never feels so wonderful. Call us if this happens to you.

Your Enamel Is Thinning (Or Gums Are Receding)

When more of your deeper layers of tissue are exposed (remember, your outer enamel covers your dentin) or your roots are exposed (remember, your gum tissue covers your roots), areas full of nerves are suddenly not so protected. The result? Those exposed nerves will be able to make contact with the world around them! So, when you eat something hot or cold, etc., you’ll have a much easier time sensing the shift. It will translate as dental sensitivity. Fortunately, we can help you with your enamel and your gum tissue! All you have to do is come in for a checkup and follow through on our preventive suggestions and more.

Learn About And Treat Your Dental Sensitivity ASAP

Don’t pretend like nothing is wrong if you’re experiencing tooth sensitivity. Treat it soon to avoid potential complications that can come with it. Schedule care with your Southlake, TX dentist today by calling Gregory Wright, DDS at (817) 481-7999. We gladly serve patients from Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Colleyville, and surrounding areas.