Why Are My Teeth Sensitive?

One of the most common dental concerns is tooth sensitivity, which can make daily tasks like eating and drinking more difficult. Understanding the underlying cause of tooth sensitivity can allow us to help you relieve tooth pain and restore normal function to your teeth and gums. At Foothills Dentistry, Dr. Shruti Chahal works with patients to determine the reasons for tooth sensitivity and provide them with the solutions they need. Visit her Calgary, Alberta dental office to learn more about your treatment options for tooth sensitivity. Learn more about the common causes of tooth sensitivity below:

Treat Sensitive Teeth in Calgary, Alberta

Teeth Grinding

If you unconsciously grind and clench your teeth, this can cause wear and tear on your outer tooth enamel. When left untreated, this dental problem can expose the nerves and pulp of the tooth, which can cause tooth sensitivity and dental pain. Dr. Shruti Chahal may provide you with a mouthguard to protect teeth from further damage.

Aggressive Tooth Brushing

If you apply too much force when brushing or use a hard-bristled toothbrush, you can begin to wear down your tooth enamel. Weakened enamel can expose the pulp and nerves of the tooth, which leads to severe tooth sensitivity. Be gentle when brushing and flossing. Remember to  schedule regular dental appointments to maintain your oral health the right way.

Cracked Teeth

When a crack or chip in the tooth reaches the pulp inside of a tooth, it causes tooth sensitivity or pain. If you notice a crack or chip in your tooth, visit Dr. Shruti Chahal for a consultation. She offers a complete range of cosmetic and restorative treatment options including dental crowns, porcelain veneers, and more to help repair a damaged tooth.

Gum Disease

Gum disease, or periodontitis, is a common dental problem that can lead to tooth sensitivity. When the gum line recedes as a result of periodontitis, it can expose the layer of dentin underneath the tooth enamel and cause sensitivity. If you haven’t visited the dentist recently, be sure to schedule an appointment. Dr. Shruti Chahal will perform a gum disease screening and provide personalized treatment if she finds that you have periodontitis.

Call Foothills Dentistry Today

Visit Dr. Shruti Chahal in Calgary, AB to learn more about what’s causing your tooth sensitivity. You may schedule an appointment with Dr. Chahal online or call (403) 910-5452 if you are a new patient.