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SENSITIVE TEETH

AUSTIN DENTIST | TEJAS PATEL, DDS

If enjoying things like ice cream or hot tea are painful for you because they hurt your teeth, you are not alone in suffering from tooth sensitivity. Sensitive teeth, or dentin hypersensitivity, is a common problem that makes eating hot or cold foods painful for some people.

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CAUSES OF SENSITIVE TEETH

Dentin hypersensitivity is treatable, but the treatment will depend upon the underlying cause of your tooth sensitivity.

  • Worn enamel from aggressive brushing with a hard toothbrush
  • Tooth decay and worn fillings that exposes the dentin
  • Worn tooth enamel from acidic foods and beverages
  • Bruxism (tooth grinding and clenching)
  • Tooth root exposure from receding gums

MORE ABOUT SENSITIVE TEETH

Sensitive teeth is caused by the exposure of the dentin beneath the enamel of your teeth. Without the protection of the enamel, your teeth will become more sensitive to hot and cold because the dentin is made of small tubes or canals that expose extreme temperatures to the nerves in your teeth.

Your dentist at Austin Cosmetic Dentistry will work closely with you to determine the underlying cause of your tooth sensitivity and develop a personalized comprehensive treatment plan to alleviate your tooth sensitivity and repair any underlying issues.

Treatments for Sensitive Teeth

  • Replace worn fillings
  • Crown
  • Root canal
  • Gum graft
  • Desensitizing toothpaste
  • Fluoride gel to strengthen your tooth enamel

As your Austin dentist, we are devoted to giving you high-quality personalized dental care so that you can live your best life. We understand how disruptive and frustrating sensitive teeth can be, and it is our goal to treat your sensitive teeth so that you can enjoy all of the little things that life has to offer.

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