It’s no fun to pass up on a cup of delicious hot coffee or a creamy bowl of ice cream because of tooth sensitivity. E. Scott Saltzman DMD wants all of his Triangle area patients to enjoy every food and not have to worry about pain when it involves the sensitivity of hot and cold. It is important to note that pain or sensitivity could be a sign of cavities, gum disease, a worn tooth, an enamel issue, or exposed roots. All of those require proper and professional dental treatment. E. Scott Saltzman DMD Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Cary offers several options that will help reduce and minimize tooth sensitivity.
Dr. Scott Saltzman provides the right answers to five common concerns about sensitive teeth:
- Sensitivity is not normal: There is usually no sensation when eating hot or cold food because tooth enamel prevents transmission of sensation. Also, the gums fit tightly against teeth, so hot or cold drinks or food cannot penetrate below the gum line.
- The causes of sensitivity: There are several possible causes, including old fillings, cavities, and exposed tooth root and gum disease. Dr. Saltzman offers treatments that will help solve these conditions.
- Toothpaste types: Yes, depending on the cause of the sensitivity, certain desensitizing toothpastes will help reduce discomfort while brushing. Patients should ask Dr. Saltzman for advice about these and any dental products.
- Treatments: In addition to special toothpaste, in-office application of fluoride gel strengthens tooth enamel and reduces transmission of sensations. Sometimes a crown, inlay or bonding may be necessary to eliminate discomfort. In the most serious cases, a root canal may be required to eliminate pain.
- Sensitivity is serious: Tooth sensitivity can be a sign of untreated cavities or gum disease. Both can eventually cause tooth loss and infections, so early treatment is always the best course.
Tired of saying “no” to hot or cold foods? Contact E. Scott Saltzman DMD Family and Cosmetic Dentistry today to make an appointment. He will determine what’s causing your discomfort and create a treatment plan to eliminate the pain. Call our office in Cary to schedule your appointment. Dr. Saltzman is accepting new patients and we accept most insurance. Our office is located
This informative post about dental health and cosmetic treatments is brought to you by Saltzman Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Cary NC. Please call us for an appointment today.
919 380 9311
202 Town Village Drive
Cary, NC 27513
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