Common Causes of Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity is a common dental concern that can make daily tasks like eating and drinking more difficult. Understanding the root cause of tooth sensitivity can help get patients one step closer to pain relief. Dr. Byron Desbordes works with patients to determine the underlying cause of tooth sensitivity and provide them with the solutions they need. Visit his Baltimore, MD dental office to learn more about your treatment options for tooth sensitivity.

Tooth Sensitivity Baltimore, MD dentist

Teeth Grinding

Tooth grinding can cause wear and tear on the enamel. When left untreated, this dental problem can expose the nerves and pulp of the tooth, which can cause tooth sensitivity and dental pain. Dr. Desbordes may provide you with a mouthguard to prevent further damage and protect teeth.

Agressive Tooth Brushing

If you use a hard-bristled toothbrush and apply too much force when brushing, you can begin to wear down your enamel. When the enamel is removed, it can expose the pulp and nerves of the tooth, which can lead to tooth sensitivity. Remember to be gentle with your teeth and schedule regular dental appointments to keep your oral health on track.

Cracked Teeth

When a crack or chip in the tooth reaches the pulp, it may cause sensitivity or pain. If you notice a crack or chip in your tooth, visit our team for a consultation. We offer a complete range of cosmetic and restorative treatment options to help repair a damaged tooth.

Gum Disease

In advanced cases, gum disease can lead to tooth sensitivity. When the gum line recedes, it can expose the dentin in the tooth. When the dentin underneath tooth enamel is exposed, it can cause tooth sensitivity. If you haven’t visited the dentist recently, be sure to schedule an appointment with our team. We perform gum disease screenings during your preventive care visit and offer a personalized treatment plan for patients with gum disease.

Request a Consultation

Call our Baltimore, MD office at (410) 216-4023. You can also schedule an appointment with Dr. Desbordes on our website. If you have any questions about our treatment options, we will be happy to answer them for you.

Author: Dr. Desbordes