Sensitive Teeth Dentist in New Orleans and Metairie, LA
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Dealing with tooth sensitivity or pain can be significantly more disruptive to your daily life than expected. You should not have to live with the constant pain or have to mind the temperature of the food you consume just to avoid experiencing that sting of pain. If you are experiencing any tooth sensitivity, it is important that you see a dentist as soon as you can so that the problem can be addressed quickly, both for your comfort and safety.
Typically, sensitive teeth result from exposed tooth roots or worn-down tooth enamel. However, tooth sensitivity can be caused by other factors such as a worn filling, gum disease, a chipped or cracked tooth, or cavities. If you are feeling a sudden flash of pain when consuming food or beverages, it is likely because the enamel around your tooth has worn down or you have a nerve within your mouth exposed. If you are over the age of 40, it is common that gum lines recede with age and slowly reveal tooth roots. Whatever the cause of tooth sensitivity is, it is important to always get pain like that checked out by a professional to ensure that the problem does not worsen, and that isn’t a cause of a potentially much more dangerous problem.
Indicators that may point to sensitive teeth include any discomfort or pain when consuming hot or cold beverages or food, any sensitivity to variations in temperature, any pain or discomfort experienced while flossing or brushing teeth, and any sensitivity to sweet or acidic foods or drinks.
You don’t need to be too concerned about your tooth sensitivity until the pain or discomfort develops to a point where you can no longer continue your daily routine comfortably. Once your tooth sensitivity is affecting your day-to-day life, it is time to go in and see your dentist as soon as possible so that they can diagnose and address the problem to allow you to return to your normal life again.
If you are experiencing tooth sensitivity after receiving treatment for a cavity, it is normal for the sensitivity to dissipate after a day or two, but could last for up to two weeks. If sensitivity is lasting longer than that after having the cavity treated, it is recommended that you see your dentist again to ensure that your teeth are healthy.
Since there are a few factors that could be causing your tooth sensitivity, such as worn-down enamel or exposed tooth root, leaving your sensitive teeth untreated could lead to numerous dental or health problems. These problems could end up being much worse and significantly more painful such as gum line recession, erosion in the teeth and enamel, tooth decay, chronic gum disease, chipped teeth, or if the case worsens enough, the loss of a tooth.
Even if the pain is tolerable, sensitivity can be an indication that a more significant problem is at play, so it is better to ensure that the issue is resolved to avoid the risk of any tooth disease or infection. If it is the root of your tooth that is infected, one of the most severe consequences of leaving your sensitive teeth untreated could be that this infection leads to sepsis, where infection would leak into your bloodstream, affecting the health of the rest of your body as well. Though this is one of the most severe outcomes, unless you are able to get checked out by a dentist once the pain is unbearable, or well before that point, you run the risk of the sensitivity being caused by a larger infection.
If you are experiencing extreme tooth sensitivity, Canatella Dental provides emergency dental services. Please call to schedule same-day urgent dental care, or to learn more about any of the other dental services that we offer. Canatella Dental looks forward to your visit and alleviating all pain associated with wisdom teeth! We serve patients from New Orleans LA, Metairie LA, Harahan LA, Jackson Square LA, Bella Chasse LA, St. Bernard LA, Meraux LA, Chalmette LA, Jefferson LA, River Ridge LA, and Kenner LA.
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