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Why Sensitive Teeth can be Such a Pain

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Pangs of pain and stinging sensations are all too familiar to people experiencing tooth sensitivity. If you face this trouble and torment, you’re not alone because at least 45 million Americans suffer from sensitive teeth. Discover the cause of sensitive teeth to begin to get real relief.

The Story Behind the Pain

It’s common for experts in family dentistry to be asked, “Why do my teeth hurt when I eat, drink, and brush?” The answer is that you very likely suffer from sensitive teeth. The condition occurs when the hard enamel that protects the tooth begins to wear away. This bares the underlying layer called dentin that covers the tooth’s nerves and roots. Yet it can also occur when your gums begin to recede and expose your tooth’s sensitive roots. When your tooth loses its protective covering, the result can be extreme sensitivity while eating or drinking things that are hot, cold, sweet, or sour. Even breathing, brushing, and flossing can become very painful because all of these sensations stimulate the nerves inside the tooth.

Understanding the Causes of Sensitive teeth

This painful problem can be caused by a variety of factors. You will need to see a family dentistry expert to determine the cause of your condition, but most cases of sensitivity result from one or more of these issues:

  • Gum disease
  • Tooth decay
  • A chipped, cracked, or broken tooth
  • Broken or worn fillings
  • Enamel erosion
  • Smoking or chewing tobacco
  • Overzealous tooth brushing
  • Brushing with a hard-bristled toothbrush
  • Frequently consuming acidic foods and beverages, including include tea, tomatoes, and citrus
  • Clenching your jaw or grinding your teeth
  • Aging

Even Dental Care Can Sometimes Cause Sensitive Teeth

Surprisingly, taking care of your teeth can actually make them sensitive. Some treatments designed to improve your smile also tend to make teeth more sensitive and leave you asking, “Why do my teeth hurt?” This sensitivity can come from extensive dental work and frequent tooth whitening. While such sensitivity is only temporary, you should discuss this possibility with your family dentistry specialist before beginning any treatments.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Tampa, call Advanced Dental Care of Tampa today at (813) 701-3088 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Tampa. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Tampa, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Tampa.

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