One of the most common complaints dentists hear from patients is that their teeth are sensitive. Millions of adults suffer from sensitive teeth in Anaheim and other cities around the country. Pain from a tooth is caused by the fluid that moves within the tiny tubes that are within the layer of your enamel called the dentin. That’s where the inner pulp of your tooth is located and it’s where irritation happens to your nerve. If you have enamel that’s worn down on your teeth, those tiny tubes can get exposed and that’s where the sensitivity happens.
If you have pain when you eat or drink anything cold, like ice cream, you know you have sensitive teeth. Sometimes when you drink citrus juice that has a lot of acid in it, you can feel that same type of pain. It’s important to note that people who have bad acid reflux can even have sensitive teeth because of the amount of acid in their system. Depending on how badly the enamel is worn off your teeth, you could even feel pain when breathing in and out with your mouth open. Since sensitive teeth in Anaheim is a common issue, Dr. Darren Chu has a lot of experience that can help you feel better.
If you have sensitive teeth, you’ll probably want to use a toothpaste made for sensitive teeth. And it’s a good idea to be careful of teeth whitening toothpastes because they can tend to aggravate the sensitivity of your teeth. If you have a lot of pain from sensitive teeth, talk to Dr. Chu about having a sealant applied to see if that helps desensitize your teeth so the pain subsides. There are other dental treatments that can help if you are hypersensitive to dentin. There are even prescriptions that may help block the nerve sensations that are causing your sensitive teeth in Anaheim. Call Dr. Chu’s office at 714-637-8003 and make an appointment to find out what can be done to help you have better dental health.