Sensitive teeth can be irritating for patients and can cause uncomfortable symptoms. To help address these, North Country Dental provides sensitive teeth treatments in Gorham and North Conway, New Hampshire. Schedule an appointment and meet with our dentists about how tooth desensitizing can help relive dental pain and discomfort.
Tooth sensitivity occurs when the enamel protecting your teeth becomes thinner, or when gum recession exposes your roots and underlying tooth structure. The underlying tooth structure, or dentin, is the part of the tooth that covers the nerves. It is softer than your tooth enamel, and contains a number of pores or "tubes" that run from outside of the tooth to the nerves. These tubes can be stimulated by changes in temperature or certain foods, which causes you pain and discomfort.
If your teeth become sensitive or painful when exposed to hot, cold, sweet, or acidic foods and drinks, or when breathing in cold air, then you probably have sensitive teeth. Tooth sensitivity may be the result of one or more factors, including: