Dental One Associates of Dunwoody
5901-B Peachtree Dunwoody Road NE, Suite 250, Atlanta, GA 30328

What to Do When Sensitive Teeth Disrupt Your Lifestyle

Tooth Sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity is one of the most common reasons for tooth pain. Sensitive teeth can strike suddenly and become a chronic condition or they can be an intermittent nuisance. In either case, consuming hot or cold foods and beverages, brushing your teeth, or even the sharp inhaling of your breath can cause discomfort in your mouth. The sensation can lead you to make all sorts of modifications to your lifestyle when it comes to your pearly whites, but what you really need to do is visit your dentist in Atlanta. Tooth sensitivity can be a sign of a deeper issue and, even if it’s not, your family dentistry professional can offer treatments to reduce pain and return things to normal.

Tooth sensitivity occurs when the enamel layer is damaged or lost and exposes the dentin of the tooth. Dentin is the protective covering of the nerve layer of the tooth. Inside the dentin layer is a large number of tubes that funnel to the nerve center of the tooth. When exposed, the nerves send impulses of pain and discomfort upon subjection to hot or cold foods and beverages, sugary or acidic foods, and rushes of air or pressure.

If you suspect you have sensitive teeth or you have been experiencing similar discomfort, the best way to get an accurate diagnosis is to talk to your dentist. Your dental care team can uncover signs of dentin exposure and perform thorough testing to determine the true cause of the sensitivity. Sensitivity may be due to gum disease or tooth decay, which can be treated to improve the discomfort. However, if the root of the tooth has been fully exposed because of abrasion or erosion, a more in-depth procedure, like a root canal, may be necessary to repair the damage and prevent further degradation.

Treatments for Sensitive Teeth

  • In-Office Procedures for Sensitive Teeth
    • Application of fluoride varnish to strengthen enamel and dentin
    • Application of a high-concentration fluoride foam or gel to strengthen teeth
    • Use of a bonding agent to seal the dentin surface and provide a barrier to the stimuli
  • Treating Sensitive Teeth at Home:
    • Brush with a soft-bristle brush, in a gentle circular motion
    • Choose non-abrasive, ADA-approved toothpaste
    • Avoid over-brushing or applying hard, vigorous pressure while brushing
    • If damage has already occurred, invest in a toothpaste designed to soothe sensitive teeth
    • Ask your dentist about toothpaste options with a high concentration of fluoride to strengthen the surface of your teeth

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Atlanta, call Dental One Associates of Dunwoody today at (404) 381-1490 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Atlanta. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Georgia, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Dunwoody, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Dunwoody. 

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