Tooth sensitivity is a common dental problem. Hyperesthesia not only causes discomfort, but also often precedes other, more serious dental diseases.
Dental hypersensitivity is characterized by a number of symptoms:
All these manifestations signal that the teeth require qualified treatment.
The main reason is thinning or damage to the integrity of the tooth enamel layer. Enamel protects the tooth from external temperature influences, as well as from chemical and mechanical influences. Under the layer of enamel is dentin – a sensitive tissue, penetrated through by microscopic tubules that connect to nerve endings.
As a result of enamel thinning, access to the dentinal tubules opens, and the tooth begins to respond to any stimuli.
Several factors can provoke non-carious destruction of enamel:
Also, hyperesthesia is associated with gum recession during periodontal disease (when the sensitive root of the tooth is exposed).
In solving this issue, all dental procedures are aimed at strengthening the tooth enamel or at treating gum disease.
One of the most frequent procedures is fluoridation, which enriches the enamel and prevents tooth decay.
If the cause of abrasion of the enamel was bruxism, you can use a special mouth guard.
In advanced cases, when the patient has been ignoring the manifestations of hyperesthesia for a long time, root canal treatment may be necessary.
Anyway, our doctors in Tribeca Dental Studio will find an exactable solution according to your case and prescribes treatment individually.
There are several rules to follow:
And most importantly, to treat gum disease and caries in time. A regular visit to the dentist is the surest way to keep your teeth healthy.