Tooth sensitivity can come and go, and is typically caused by exposed dentin on root areas from gum disease and/or receded gums. Unlike the crowns of your teeth, the root area of your tooth is protected by cementum instead of enamel. When the enamel or cementum wears away, the nerves within the tooth become exposed which can cause tooth sensitivity. Common causes of this erosion include:
But we have good news! Sensitive teeth can be treated!
Talk to your dentist about any tooth pain or tooth sensitivity to cold, hot, acidic or sweet drinks/foods. Tooth decay and cavities should be ruled out or treated. Dr. Fisher, or Dr. Painter may recommend our Fluorimax Toothpaste in Sensitive Spearmint or a guard to reduce grinding that we have available at our office. With more severe cases of tooth sensitivity, a filling, a gum graft or a root canal may be required.
To help prevent future sensitivity consider dietary changes, such as eliminating high-sugar soda, fruit juices and alcohol from your daily intake. And of course, you’ll need to keep up with good oral care routines to prevent future problems.
Meet Dr. Alyssa Fisher, a highly skilled dentist based in Fort Wayne, IN. Dr. Fisher's journey began
with receiving a Bachelor of Science degree, complemented by a Minor in Communication, from Purdue
University. Demonstrating exceptional academic prowess, she then earned her Doctor of Dental
Surgery degree from the prestigious Indiana University School of
Dentistry in May of 2018.
With a profound dedication to excellence, Dr. Fisher has emerged as a trusted name among her patients. Furthermore, she is one of the only Bioclear Black Triangle certified dentists at Lahmeyer Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46815, USA.
Renowned for her passionate approach to dentistry, she consistently upholds a superior standard of care while fostering genuine connections with everyone under her care.