The Dental Center of Mishawaka
112 Ironworks Avenue, Suite B1, Mishawaka, IN 46544

Make Sense Out of Tooth Sensitivity

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Do you feel sharp sensations in your teeth when they come into contact with hot or cold foods? The problem is probably rooted in tooth sensitivity and you need to seek treatment. Find out more about tooth sensitivity and how you can stop the sting.

Tooth Sensitivity Sources

Healthy teeth are protected by a coat of enamel above the gum line and a layer of cementum below it. Beneath both is a substance called dentin that prevents the heat, cold, and acidity of foods and beverages from reaching the tooth’s nerves. If this dentin recedes, the nerves have no protection from those sensations and the result is the sting of tooth sensitivity. Luckily, sensitivity can be treated by an affordable dentist in Mishawaka.

7 Causes of Sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity is impossible to ignore. While there are many causes of this painful problem, most family dentistry experts find that these are the most common:

  1. Cavities
  2. Tooth decay
  3. Gum disease
  4. Chipped or fractured teeth
  5. Eroding tooth enamel
  6. Worn fillings
  7. Exposed tooth roots

Treatment for Tooth Sensitivity

Depending on your cause and condition, you have many options for treatment. But only an affordable dentist can guide you toward the right choice. Yet most experts in family dentistry use these calming cures:

  • Desensitizing toothpastes to block pain
  • Professional fluoride gel treatments to strengthen tooth enamel
  • Bonding or crowns when tooth sensitivity is due to decay
  • Surgical gum grafts to cover exposed roots of teeth
  • Root canals to eliminate severe tooth sensitivity

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Mishawaka, call The Dental Center of Mishawaka today at (574) 285-0460 or make an appointment.

The Dental Center offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Mishawaka. With 4 affiliated practices throughout Indiana, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At The Dental Center of Mishawaka, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at The Dental Center of Mishawaka.

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