Tooth sensitivity is a common dental concern that affects many patients. Tooth sensitivity can be caused by many different factors and can cause discomfort. Pinehurst dentists Dr. Clement and Dr. Kamron Monroe want to test your knowledge on tooth sensitivity. Take this Fact or Fiction dental knowledge quiz on tooth sensitivity.
Sensitive Teeth Questions
1.Fact or Fiction: Gum Disease can not cause sensitive teeth.
2.Fact or Fiction: Sensitive teeth can be treated.
3.Fact or Fiction: Exposed dentin can cause sensitivity in your teeth.
4.Fact or Fiction: If switching from hot foods to cold foods hurts, you may be experiencing tooth sensitivity.
Sensitive Teeth Answers
1.Fiction: Gum disease is a bacterial infection of your gums. Advanced gum disease may cause your gums to swell or even recede from your teeth. When your gums recede they may leave roots exposed on the bottom of your tooth. Exposed roots can cause hypersensitivity in your teeth. Gum disease is a serious dental health concern and should be treated by our Pinehurst dental care team.
2.Fact: Sensitive teeth can be treated. Depending on the cause of your tooth sensitivity, treatment will vary. Some dental treatment options include dental crowns, gum surgery, or over the counter sensitivity toothpaste. Dr. Clement and Dr. Kamron Monroe will discuss treatment options with you during your personal consultation. Each dental treatment plan will be customized for your optimal oral health.
3.Fact: Dentin is the material in the center of your teeth that contains tiny nerves. Tooth enamel is the protective outer coating that shields the tooth’s nerve endings. When tooth enamel wears away, the dentin becomes exposed leaving nerve endings susceptible to temperature changes that cause discomfort.
4.Fact: One of the most common signs of tooth sensitivity is difficulty with the changes in temperature. If you are eating a hot food and switch to your glass of water and feel a sharp pain, you may have tooth sensitivity.
Schedule An Appointment
If you have sensitive teeth schedule an appointment with Drs. Monroe & Monroe. During your consultation our dental care team will help diagnose the root of your tooth sensitivity. Through a conservative dental treatment plan Drs. Monroe & Monroe will help to restore your healthy smile so you can enjoy your best oral health.