Skip links
Sensitive Teeth - Prime Time Dentistry - Frisco, TX

What causes sensitive teeth pain and how to stop it

Sensitive Teeth

If enjoying things like ice cream or hot tea is painful for you because they hurt your teeth, you are not alone in suffering from tooth sensitivity. Sensitive teeth, or dentin hypersensitivity, are common problems that make eating hot or cold foods painful for some people. Exposure of the dentin beneath the enamel of your teeth causes tooth sensitivity. Without the protection of the enamel, your teeth will become more sensitive to hot and cold because the dentin can expose extreme temperatures to the nerves in your teeth.

Dentin hypersensitivity is treatable, but the treatment will depend upon the underlying cause of your tooth sensitivity. Your Frisco dentist at Prime Time Dentistry will work closely with you to determine the underlying cause of your tooth sensitivity and develop a personalized, comprehensive treatment plan to alleviate and repair any underlying issues.

What causes sensitive teeth?

If your teeth are suddenly or increasingly sensitive, talk to your Frisco dentist as soon as possible. There are a few causes of sensitive teeth, including:

  • Worn enamel from aggressive brushing with a hard toothbrush
  • Tooth decay and worn fillings that exposes the dentin
  • Worn tooth enamel from acidic foods and beverages
  • Bruxism (tooth grinding and clenching)
  • Tooth root exposure from receding gums

Common treatments for tooth sensitivity

Your dentist will develop a treatment plan based on the underlying cause of your tooth sensitivity. Common treatments for sensitive teeth include:

  • Replace worn fillings
  • Crown
  • Root canal
  • Gum graft
  • Desensitizing toothpaste
  • Fluoride gel to strengthen your tooth enamel

Prime Time Dentistry is devoted to giving you high-quality personalized dental care. We understand how disruptive and frustrating sensitive teeth can be, and our goal is to treat your sensitive teeth so that you can enjoy all of the little things life offers.

If tooth sensitivity is disrupting your life and causing pain, don’t wait to get relief. Call our office today at 945-207-7463 to schedule your appointment.