Tooth sensitivity will often cause you to experience pain or a sharp stinging sensation in one or more teeth when you consume hot, cold, sweet or acidic food and drinks. This can drive some people to avoid a wide array of foods they enjoy. While you might find some relief by brushing their teeth with a brand of toothpaste that has been specially formulated to help reduce tooth sensitivity problems.
In reality most tooth sensitivity issues are a result of some other undiagnosed condition. This means it’s always a good idea to contact New London Complete Health Dentistry’s office to help identify the underlying cause of the problem.
Enamel erosion caused by acidic foods and beverages you enjoy is one of the more likely causes of tooth sensitivity. Left unchecked enamel erosion creates microscopic channels that penetrate deep into the enamel layer exposing the sensitive interior structures of the tooth.
If Dr. Joshua Merrill suspects this is the case he might recommend a fluoride treatment as well as daily fluoride supplements to restore the integrity of your tooth enamel.
If you’ve had issues with tooth sensitivity, you shouldn’t be satisfied to simply negate the symptoms. You should contact Dr. Joshua Merrill’s office in New London, Ohio at 419-929-1544 to set up a consultation session.