Tooth sensitivity and discomfort when consuming hot and cold foods, or sweet and sour substances can certainly prove to be a nuisance. In some of these cases, long-term tooth sensitivity can be linked to an oral health problem such as cavities or enamel erosion.
Even if you find some relief from brushing your teeth with a special sensitivity toothpaste, you should still consider having your teeth examined by a professionally trained dentist like Dr. Adam Hodges or Dr. Perry Whites. In a short amount of time, they can determine the factors contributing to your tooth sensitivity. This is the first step in creating an effective treatment strategy.
It’s also worth noting that sometimes a chronic sinus condition can also be a primary cause or contributing factor to tooth sensitivity. For some people, the lower sinus cavities can come close to the root and nerves of multiple teeth. The constant pressure can start to cause tooth sensitivity. Should this prove to be the case, our dentist might refer you to an ear, nose, and throat specialist to help treat the sinus pressure and provide you with some symptom relief.
If you live in the Greenwood, Mississippi, area and you are struggling with tooth sensitivity discomfort, please call 662-453-5536 to schedule an examination with the oral care specialists at Family Dental Associates.