Tooth sensitivity occurs when the enamel protecting your teeth becomes thinner or when gum recession exposes your tooth roots. Dr. Bruno Giglio offers treatments for tooth sensitivity to alleviate your discomfort and help you improve your oral health and function.
Tooth sensitivity is often the result of one or more factors, including:
- Bruxism (teeth grinding)
- Overaggressive brushing
- Tooth decay
- Cracked or otherwise damaged teeth
- Periodontal disease
When any of these conditions impact your tooth enamel and expose the dentin, or underlying structure of the tooth, it causes your teeth to become sensitive to outside factors. Dentin is softer than tooth enamel and contains a number of pores or “tubes” that run from the outside of the tooth to the tooth nerves. Tooth sensitivity occurs when these tubes are stimulated by changes in temperature or by sweet or acidic foods.
During your initial consultation, our dentist will examine your mouth to determine the cause of your tooth sensitivity. We may recommend one or more of the following treatments to meet your needs:
- Fluoride treatment
- Dental fillings
- Deep dental cleanings
- Dental bonding
- Night guards
- Improving your oral hygiene routine
- Gentler brushing
- Using special toothpaste to sooth and strengthen your teeth
If you have any questions about treatments for sensitive teeth in Sterling Heights, Michigan, and to schedule an appointment with Dr. Giglio, call MI Smile Team at 586-254-3860 today.