Do you experience sharp, electric-feeling stabs when you eat or drink something hot? Has a deep breath of cold air ever cause you to wince with pain? Do sour or sweet beverages or foods make you yelp?
You probably have dentin hypersensitivity and you are not alone. One in five people in the United States experience dentin hypersensitivity. More commonly referred to as sensitive teeth, this hypersensitivity is defined by the Academy of General Dentistry as “short, sharp pains that come from exposed dentin (the layer of tissue found beneath the hard enamel that contains the inner pulp).”
What Causes the Sensitivity?
The dentin of your teeth contain tiny tubes or pores. Movement of fluid in these tubes, especially when they become exposed by worn enamel or receding gums can result in nerve irritation and pain.
Here are a few common causes of erosion to be aware of:
How Avoid the Damage and Pain
If you do experience pain when you eat drink or even breathe, please call Dr. Alex or Sophia Masters. We offer a variety of solutions at our Clinton Township dental office to help stop your pain and let you enjoy eating and drinking again.