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Reasons for Sensitive Teeth Baton Rouge, LA
Woman suffering from teeth sensitivity pain caused by cold of ice-cream.

Do you pass up ice cream or avoid coffee due to sensitive teeth? While tooth sensitivity is a common dental concern and not always serious, it should never be ignored completely. Dental sensitivity refers to the wincing pain that occurs when your teeth come in contact with extreme temperatures. In some cases, patients experience sensitivity not only to hot and cold but to sweet substances as well.

At Southern Oaks Family Dental, we want you to know that you don’t have to live with tooth sensitivity. There are various reasons why your teeth may be hurting when they hit hot or cold temperatures. Determining the cause of your sensitivity is the first step to finding an effective and lasting treatment plan.

In most cases, sensitivity occurs because the outer layer of the tooth is damaged or weakened. This enamel layer serves as protection between the outside environment and the delicate tooth nerves inside your tooth. When the enamel is compromised, however, the nerve branches of your tooth are more exposed and easily accessible, which causes noticeable pain or sensitivity.

Finding out what is causing your sensitive teeth often means discovering what is causing your enamel damage. If you have tooth sensitivity, here are some common causes to consider:

  • Brushing too hard
  • Teeth grinding
  • Acidic foods and drinks
  • Untreated cavities
  • Damaged filling
  • Receding gums
  • Gum disease

Ready to enjoy the foods and drinks you love without tooth pain? Let us treat your sensitive teeth. It may be as simple as changing your oral hygiene routine or avoiding soft drinks. However, if your smile comfort needs restoration from a dentist, we proudly offer a full menu of treatments ranging from dental fillings and crowns to root canal therapy, periodontal treatment and more. Call Southern Oaks Family Dental today to book your appointment.

Posted on behalf of Southern Oaks Family Dental Care

8670 Airline Hwy Suite A
Baton Rouge, LA 70815

Phone: (225) 307-3275


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