Sensitivity: 3 Things That Might Be Going On

When your main concern with your smile is dental sensitivity, you know something isn’t quite right. However, trying to figure out what’s wrong can be a bit of a challenge, especially if this is a new and continuing sensation for you. As you have likely already determined, our primary suggest is that you take time to see our team, so we can tell you definitively what’s going on, followed by a treatment recommendation or lifestyle advice to make things better. For now, if you’re looking for a preview into what might be causing this discomfort, we have a few ideas.

#1: You’re Too Hard During Dental Hygiene

One reason dental sensitivity may be showing up for you? Your approach is way too aggressive when it comes to the way you care for your smile at home. Remember always that dental hygiene is meant to be gentle and thorough. Not hard and thorough or hard and fast or anything including vigorous care. Keep it delicate, so you don’t end up irritating your smile.

#2: It’s A Hygiene-Related Disease

While it’s possible that it’s directly your own doing, it’s also possible that you experience dental sensitivity because you have a hygiene-related problem like a cavity. Or an infection. Or some other issue with your teeth that requires our care! See us, treat the problem, and feel good again.

#3: You Have Bruxism But Haven’t Realized It Yet!

Have you heard of bruxism disorder? It means you grind your teeth. Or, it means you clench them. Or!…it means you do both. This problem can yield serious dental sensitivity, which is why it’s important to set up six-month visits with us, so we notice it, treat it, and protect your teeth.

Combat And Treat Dental Sensitivity With Us

Come in for a visit to talk with us about your smile’s sensitivity, so you can regain comfort and confidence in your dental health! To schedule an appointment with Dr. Kalyan Nadella or Dr. Benjamin Walder, call Columbia Dental & Orthodontics in East Dallas, TX today at (214) 827-8000. We also gladly serve patients in Mesquite, Oak Cliff, Garland, and all surrounding communities.