Have you ever been eating an ice cream cone in Florissant when you felt a sudden jolt of pain in one of your teeth? If the enamel is eroded, or the gums have receded, the dentin layer of the tooth is exposed. The substances that cause tooth pain travel to the pulp where the nerves of the tooth are located. Ouch!
Tooth sensitivity can be a signal that something is wrong. It may be caused by periodontal disease or bacteria build-up in a crack in a tooth.
Enamel erosion can be caused by a number of factors including acidic foods and drinks, teeth grinding, or cracked teeth. If your teeth are sensitive following a professional teeth whitening such as the ones we do here at Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS, the sensitivity will probably be gone in a few weeks.
If you experience constant or intermittent pain in your teeth or gums, call 314-254-8458 right away to make an appointment. Martin Buchheit takes tooth pain seriously.
At Koch Park Dental – Martin L. Buchheit, DDS in Florissant, we not only treat tooth sensitivity problems, we also perform entire smile makeovers for cosmetic dentistry patients in the Hazelwood St Louis and Florissant areas. You’ll find us in the 63033 zip code area.
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