Tooth sensitivity may be characterized by a severe flash of pain or a more subtle, tingly feeling in one or more teeth. It may also be an indication of a serious dental problem and should be brought to the attention of Fairfax dentist Dr. Pamela Marzban as soon as it occurs.
Causes of Tooth Sensitivity
Tooth sensitivity may be temporary and caused by things such as eating sweet foods, but often it is an indication of a larger dental problem. Common causes of tooth sensitivity include:
- Tooth infection
- Tooth decay/cavities
- Gum recession
- Gum disease
- Chipped, fractured, or broken teeth
Tooth sensitivity may also be caused by bruxism (tooth grinding), brushing your teeth too hard, or a recent dental treatment, but should always be brought to the attention of Dr. Marzban to ensure it is not being caused by a more serious issue. Dr. Marzban can customize a treatment option to deal with both minor and major issues leading to sensitivity to help restore comfort and prevent more invasive procedures such as tooth extraction.
If you are suffering from tooth sensitivity and live in Burke, Fairfax, Fairfax Station, or surrounding areas of Virginia, please contact Dr. Pamela Marzban today to schedule an appointment.