Every year millions of Americans suffer from tooth sensitivity issues. Common symptoms include pain or a sharp stinging sensation in one or more teeth when you consume hot, cold, sweet or acidic food and beverages.
Many people will resort to brushing their teeth with a toothpaste that has been specially formulated to help mitigate the tooth sensitivity symptoms. While this often improves the discomfort or sensitivity, it does not effectively address the underlying cause. This could lead to significant complications in the future.
Acidic foods and the processes of the natural bacteria in your mouth can cause enamel erosion, which creates microscopic channels to the sensitive dentin layer of a tooth. This is often one of the more common causes of tooth sensitivity. In a situation like this Dr. Spyridon Condos can administer a simple fluoride treatment or prescribe fluoride supplements to strengthen your tooth enamel.
One or more undiagnosed or untreated cavities can also compromise multiple teeth and thus expose the sensitive dentin of multiple teeth. This is usually associated with a change in texture and increased sensitivity in one or more teeth. It’s a good idea to have Dr. Spyridon Condos repair the cavities before the decay penetrates the pulp or root of the tooth.
Tooth sensitivity can also be linked to more mundane sources. A chronic sinus infection can actually apply significant pressure to the key nerves that relate to your teeth. A key symptom of this would be if the sensitivity is limited to just your upper teeth. Your physician can help explore your treatment options, which might include prescription decongestant can relieve the pressure on the nerves.
If you would like help identifying and treating the underlying cause of your tooth sensitivity issues, you should call Dr. Spyridon Condos’s office in New York, New York at 212.799.6900 for a consultation.