Tooth sensitivity, to be frank, is no fun. Millions of people live with the discomfort of sensitive teeth, affected to such an extent that they must make concessions with dietary habits or alter their oral hygiene routine.
At Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills, we treat a wide range of dental conditions in our office. Although many people are aware that their dentist near the Eastlake area will treat cavities, gum disease, and other problems, sensitivity is not something widely known as treatable. Working with your dentist, however, you can determine why sensitivity is occurring. Some of the reasons teeth may become sensitive include:
- Exposed root surfaces due to gum recession
- Worn enamel
- Poorly fitting restorations such as fillings or crowns
- Bruxism (tooth clenching or grinding)
When we are able to determine the underlying cause of tooth sensitivity, finding the solution is just one step away. Though teeth appear to be very tough with a hard outer surface, enamel is actually porous. The hundreds of tiny tunnels span from the surface of each tooth to the inner chamber where pulp tissue, nerves, and the root live. Through pores, stimulation is received by these structures and sensitivity may be experienced.
The Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills team pays close attention to the individual tendencies of each of our patients. Getting to know the individual, we become familiar with the likelihood of cavities, dry mouth, gum disease, and other conditions that may cause teeth to become sensitive. The level of attention we provide allows personalized care that acts to prevent problems rather than wait for them to occur.
Cavities, as well as erosion, are common problems that we strive to help our patients avoid through specific care and education. These problems are fully preventable with healthy lifestyle choices and good oral hygiene. Dr. Stern and our team are happy to demonstrate to patients of all ages how teeth should be brushed and flossed. We do not take for granted that any person inherently knows proper technique, or has ever been taught. We consider it a privilege to help you manage your oral health through personalized attention.
Sensitive teeth do not have to dictate your quality of life. Contact Smile Brighter Willoughby Hills at (440) 210-0999 to find the solution meant for you.