Tooth Sensitivity. Lakeridge Dental Centre

Are you struggling with tooth sensitivity? We understand how frustrating and distressing it can be, especially when you’re trying to enjoy your favourite drink or snack. It’s important to know what causes it so that you can take steps to manage it.

Tooth sensitivity occurs when the outer layer of your teeth, called enamel, which protects the inner layer, dentin, wears down. Dentin has millions of small tubes filled with fluid, and when something comes into contact with it, it moves the fluid and activates nerves, causing sensitivity or pain.

Enamel loss can be caused by several factors, such as acidic drinks, teeth grinding, chipped teeth, and gum recession. When the enamel wears down, the dentin gets exposed, leading to sensitivity.

To reduce pain and block fluid entrance, you can create a barrier at the end of the dentin tubules or desensitize the nerve. Using a specialized toothpaste for sensitive teeth is one of the many ways to do this. However, it’s important to note that not all toothpastes work the same, and it may take some experimentation to find the right one for you.

If you’re experiencing tooth sensitivity, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Lakeridge Dental Centre. We understand how painful and uncomfortable it can be, and we’re here to support you. Arrange an appointment with your dentist, and they can help identify the cause of your sensitivity and provide you with the right treatment. Remember, we’re here to help you feel better.