Tooth sensitivity affects millions of Americans each year. It is most commonly associated with pain or discomfort when consuming hot, cold, sweet, or acidic things. Determining the underlying factors will help Dr. David J. Harsant to develop an effective course of action and restore your quality of life.
Poor oral hygiene habits can allow plaque acids to develop in your mouth. If you also drink a lot of acidic beverages it could contribute to enamel erosion. In time this can deplete the mineral density of tooth enamel to form microscopic channels through the enamel to the sensitive dentin layer of the tooth.
If this is the underlying cause of our tooth sensitivity Dr. David J. Harsant can improve your symptoms by administering a simple fluoride treatment. This might also be followed up by you using prescription fluoride supplements and brushing your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste.
Cavities on multiple teeth can also cause tooth sensitivity symptoms. If you put off having the tooth decay treated it could result in the loss of multiple teeth.
If you live in the Fayetteville, North Carolina, area and you are struggling with tooth sensitivity, please call 910.864.4646 to schedule an appointment at David J. Harsant, DDS, PA. You can also schedule online by going to the bottom of our contact page and clicking on the black APPOINTMENT box: here
To avoid incurring tooth sensitivity, we strongly recommend keeping all scheduled dental cleanings and checkups. These are vital to detect issues in the oral cavity which can lead to tooth sensitivity.