If you find that your teeth are constantly sensitive or causing pain when touched, it could mean a number of different things. Maybe you are dealing with discomfort because:
- You have a tooth infected with a cavity
- Your gum tissue is damaged and no longer covers your sensitive dental nerves
- You have cracked or chipped dental enamel
- You have an oral tissue infection that radiates pain around your tooth
When you meet with our Saint Louis dentists, we will take the time to truly assess your smile. By completing a thorough examination, our team is able to recommend treatment that fits your exact needs, perfectly. It’s all about matching the solution with the appropriate underlying cause.
Let’s say, for example, that you have dental enamel that is thin or chipped away. This can allow irritants to reach the sensitive inner core of your tooth. Repairing your dental enamel with dental bonding, or rebuilding the tooth with a custom crown, will make your tooth look and feel whole again. Importantly, it will also shield sensitive dental nerves, and keep you pain-free.
Now, it could be that your discomfort is the result of receding gum tissue. If this is the case, our team may recommend restorative tissue grafts, and additional treatments to help your gums regenerate.
Our Saint Louis dentists are committed to providing customized comprehensive care to patients of all ages. There are no one-size-fit-all solutions in our office!
If you are currently dealing with discomfort or sensitivity, our dental team is here to help you find a solution to your problem. Please call our office to learn more, to schedule your personal consultation, or to ask a question of our team. We look forward to speaking with you!