Discomfort when consuming certain foods and beverages can be disconcerting. While the sensations might be reduced by regular use of a tooth sensitivity toothpaste, it might not be in your best interest. In many cases, tooth sensitivity is a symptom of another dental health issues.
Determining the cause of your tooth sensitivity will help Dr. Nadia Hamouda to determine the best treatment option during your consultation at her Ann Arbor, Michigan clinic.
Many cases of tooth sensitivity are caused or heightened by the demineralization of tooth enamel. Poor oral hygiene and the regular consumption of acidic beverages can cause the microscopic pores on your tooth enamel to expand. This can expose the underlying sensitive dentin while also promoting tooth decay problems.
Fortunately, the strength of your tooth enamel can be restored by having a simple fluoride treatment administered by Dr. Nadia Hamouda. With your tooth enamel strength bolstered, she might then advocate the use prescription fluoride supplements to maintain the integrity of your teeth between dental exams.
At the same time tooth decay on multiple teeth can also cause tooth sensitivity problems. Without timely treatment with Dr. Nadia Hamouda these teeth could develop serious complications. As time goes by, the tooth decay could penetrate deep into the gums causing a dangerous infection or abscess to form.
At the same time, something as simple as a chronic sinus infection could also cause tooth sensitivity pain in the upper teeth. This might require a prescription medication from your primary care physician.
If you live in the Ann Arbor, Michigan area and you’re dealing with tooth sensitivity problems, you should call 734-222-0055 to seek professional diagnosis and treatment at White Pearl Dentistry’s dental clinic.