Many people describe tooth sensitivity as a pain or a sharp stinging sensation in one or more teeth when they consume hot, cold, sweet or acidic foods and beverages. Early symptom relief can sometimes be found by avoiding these foods or by brushing your teeth with desensitizing toothpaste.
Tooth sensitivity problems could be caused by multiple cavities on your teeth. It could mean that the cavities have advanced deep enough into the teeth to threaten or expose the sensitive internal structures, like the tooth’s dentin or pulp. If this is the case, you might notice a change in your tooth’s texture or increased sensitivity in one or more teeth.
To effectively counteract the sensitivity caused by tooth decay, your MI Beautiful Smile dentist, Dr. Brant Pittsley, will need to repair each cavity with a filling or restore the tooth with a crown. If left ignored, these cavities will continue to spread throughout the tooth. In time, it might cause an infection in the roots or gums, resulting in total tooth loss.
If you suspect that your tooth sensitivity issues are related to unaddressed cavities, you need to call MI Beautiful Smile at 248-634-7002 to have the problem diagnosed and treated. We are happy to help you with tooth sensitivity in Davisburg, Michigan.