Hi, and welcome to the Five Star Dental blog. Have you ever been eating an ice cream cone in Valrico when you felt a sudden jolt of pain in one of your teeth? If the enamel is eroded, or the gums have receded, the dentin layer of the tooth is exposed. The substances that cause tooth pain travel to the pulp where the nerves of the tooth are located. Ouch!
Tooth sensitivity can be a signal that something is wrong. It may be caused by periodontal disease or bacteria buildup in a crack in a tooth.
Enamel erosion can be caused by a number of factors including acidic foods and drinks, teeth grinding, or cracked teeth. If your teeth are sensitive following a professional teeth whitening such as the ones we do here at Five Star Dental Care, the sensitivity will probably be gone in a couple days.
Surprisingly, one cause of gum recession for our Valrico patients is brushing too hard. That’s right; it is possible to brush too hard!
If you experience constant or intermittent pain in your teeth or gums, call 813-653-2273 right away to make an appointment. Dr. Jeff Bynum takes tooth pain seriously.
At Five Star Dental Care in Valrico, we not only treat tooth sensitivity problems – we also perform entire smile makeovers for cosmetic dentistry patients in the Brandon and Riverview areas. You’ll find us in the 33596 zip code area.