Tooth sensitivity can be a great annoyance at best and truly debilitating at worst. We regularly meet patients who are suffering from dental sensitivity issues. These patients have often given up very cold or hot foods and drinks and generally avoid anything that might make their teeth hurt. If you are like these patients, we can help you. At Always About Smiles, we can find a solution to your tooth sensitivity problem. For many people, the issue of tooth sensitivity is a mysterious one. The cause of the problem may not be obvious, and many patients choose to simply deal with the problem rather than seek help. Dr. Lambert and his team are here to help you find the answers you need. You do not have to live with this problem any longer. Below we have answered some of the key questions that we hear regarding tooth sensitivity. Feel free to contact our office with any additional questions or concerns you may have.
Why are my teeth sensitive to hot and cold?
Tooth sensitivity can arise for a variety of reasons. While many people think is it harmless — simply something that causes mild discomfort — tooth sensitivity can actually be a sign of a larger, more serious dental problem. If you are experiencing sensitivity to hot or cold, you may be suffering from one of the following conditions:
- Enamel erosion
- Abnormal wear due to grinding or bite problems
- Tooth decay or otherwise structurally damaged teeth
- Failing restoration
- Gum recession
- Plaque buildup
- Dental infection
If you are experiencing sensitivity and you fear one of these conditions may be the cause, please contact our office immediately. We can help you get the care you need.
What kind of treatments do you offer?
To determine what type of dental treatment is necessary, we first need to diagnose what is causing the sensitivity. If your sensitivity is mild and is caused by enamel erosion, we can offer desensitizing toothpaste to alleviate your discomfort. We can also fix any damage you may have using a dental filling, dental crown, or other dental restoration. For gum recession issues, we offer treatment that restores your gumline and re-covers the exposed tooth roots. If you have an infected tooth, we may suggest a root canal. Regardless of your situation, we can help you find a solution. You will not have to suffer any longer.
How can I schedule an appointment?
If your dental sensitivity is causing you discomfort, please contact our team right away. We will be able to identify what is causing the sensitivity and get you the dental treatment you need. Don’t suffer through life without being able to enjoy an ice cream sundae on a hot summer day or a steaming mug of hot chocolate in December. We can offer you the help you need to get back to your normal life. You can reach our office by calling (484) 403-0099. You can also send us a message using our online contact form. Either way, a member of our team will be happy to help you find a date and time that works well with your schedule. We can’t wait to hear from you.