Sensitive Tooth Pain

What Is Sensitive Tooth Pain?

Tooth sensitivity occurs when the tooth enamel (the outer layer of the tooth) erodes or wears down, exposing the underlying dentin and making it especially sensitive to a wide range of sensations. As a result, the person suffering from sensitive tooth pain can find it difficult to eat or drink anything hot, cold or acidic, including coffee, ice cream and soda. What’s worse, the pain might not respond to over-the-counter medications, leaving the sufferer in constant agony.

Many factors can cause sensitive tooth pain, including:

-Recessed gums as a result of age, gum disease or poor dental hygiene
-Frequently drinking soda and other acidic beverages
-A chipped or broken tooth resulting from an injury
-Over-brushing or using an overly abrasive toothbrush or toothpaste

Suffering from sensitive teeth can make it especially difficult to go to the dentist, as some dental procedures may be especially uncomfortable. When searching for a sensitive tooth dentist, Magnolia/Tomball residents can turn to Hillwood Family Dental for a delicate approach to dental care, the procedures needed to improve tooth sensitivity as well as advice on managing sensitive teeth pain.

Put an End to Sensitive Tooth Pain

If you’re tired of the pain and discomfort that comes from sensitive teeth, visit Hillwood Family Dental for the proper care and guidance.

Here’s what you can expect when you visit our Magnolia/Tomball office:

– The dentist will perform an initial exam to look for possible causes of your tooth sensitivity.
– After identifying the issue, the dentist will perform the appropriate procedures to ease the pain. For example, if the sensitive tooth pain is caused by a cracked or broken tooth, the dentist will begin the process of adding a dental crown or performing a root canal. For receding gums, the dentist will apply a sealant.
– For regular procedures, such as teeth cleanings, a special paste will be applied on your teeth to help prevent sensitivity.
– The dentist will prescribe Fluoridex, the prescription toothpaste we recommend for anyone suffering from sensitive tooth pain.
– Once the procedures are done, the dentist will talk about the steps you can take to prevent further complications from tooth sensitivity, including good oral hygiene, proper regular brushing and flossing, and eliminating acidic foods from your diet.

While there’s no professional title for a sensitive teeth dentist, the dentist at our Magnolia/Tomball office can effectively manage your tooth sensitivity issues. Instead of living with sensitive tooth pain, take care of the problem with help from Hillwood Family Dental.

For more information on sensitive tooth pain, read our blog on Dental Pain: When Enough Is Enough.

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Our team has delivered outstanding dental care in Magnolia/Tomball for over 10 years. We are committed to providing our community with safe, gentle, high-quality dental care.

Questions or Concerns?

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding your dental care, we are more than happy to discuss how you can achieve a beautiful and healthy smile.

As a top dentist in Magnolia/Tomball, we have helped hundreds of families achieve their oral health goals and are eager to help you and your family do the same.