What Causes Sensitive Teeth?

Sep 20, 2019

It can be frustrating – and, of course, downright painful – to have sensitive teeth. The mere thought of doing something as basic as chewing on a piece of ice can make you wince, as can drinking any sort of hot beverage. Why does this problem happen, and what can you do about it? Let’s take a quick look.

Why it Happens

The reason teeth become sensitive is usually that the roots of teeth become exposes, or the enamel on teeth becomes worn down. But it could be also due to a chipped tooth, a cavity or even gum disease. Getting to the dentist will be very important if you have sensitive teeth. He or she will determine the reason for the problem and then come up with the best plan of action to treat it.

Potential Treatment Options

Thankfully, there are a lot of different ways a dentist can help if you have sensitive teeth. Here are just a few of them.

  • Special toothpaste –

    Your dentist may recommend that you use desensitizing toothpaste. This will help block the pain signals from your mouth to your brain.

  • Strengthening enamel –

    Applying fluoride to your teeth could help with sensitivity. It strengthens the enamel, helping to reduce discomfort.

  • Bonding resin –

    If exposed roots are causing your teeth to be sensitive, a special type of bonding resin may help.

These just scratch the surface of the many ways that we treat patients with sensitive teeth at Spring Cypress Dental. We’ve helped a lot of people get over this problem, and we can help you as well. Get in touch with us by calling 281-256-3222 or using our online form to schedule an appointment.


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