Feeling pain and discomfort when eating hot, cold, sweet, or acidic things is often referred to as tooth sensitivity. Left untreated the discomfort can increase or allow the underlying cause to escalate into something even more serious.
Identifying the underlying cause will help Dr. Yong Eon Park develop an effective treatment plan to restore the comfort of your mouth.
Enamel erosion from poor oral hygiene and acid exposure from beverages is a frequent cause of tooth sensitivity. In time, this can form microscopic channels through the enamel to the sensitive dentin layer of the tooth. It also leaves your teeth at increased risk of suffering cavities.
In a case like this, Dr. Yong Eon Park might recommend administering a fluoride treatment followed by the daily use of prescription fluoride supplements. This can help restore the mineral density of your tooth enamel to reduce tooth sensitivity symptoms.
Cavities on multiple teeth can also cause tooth sensitivity. If you procrastinate having them repaired at Dr. Yong Eon Park’s clinic the problem will persist. In time, it could even lead to tooth loss or other serious oral health conditions.
An untreated sinus infection can also cause tooth sensitivity problems. The pressure in the sinus cavities can apply unnatural pressure to the nerves of your upper teeth. This might require a prescription decongestant from your primary physician.
If you live in the Bakersfield, California area and you are struggling with tooth sensitivity, you should call 661.588.2772 to seek professional diagnosis and treatment at Bright Dental Care.