Consuming acidic or sugary foods and beverages can erode your tooth enamel, exposing your teeth’s dentin and causing discomfort.
Cracks in your teeth can extend to the root and irritate the nerve.
Grinding or clenching your teeth can wear down enamel.
Plaque buildup can lead to tooth decay and sensitivity.
Tooth sensitivity after a filling is a common occurrence due to inflammation in the nerve of the affected tooth. Thankfully, this will usually resolve on its own over time.
However, it is possible that there could be an issue with the filling, like a premature contact or high bite. If this is the case, it’s best to contact your local Aspen Dental dentist right away to have it checked out.
✓ Avoid extremely hot or cold drinks
✓ Use desensitizing toothpaste
✓ Have your dentist adjust a filling
Still sensitive after a few weeks? Call your care team right away.
Teeth may become sensitive when the enamel on your teeth gets worn down or the gums recede, which exposes the underlying surface called dentin. This allows heat, cold, or acidic substances to come into contact with the nerves inside the tooth, causing discomfort.
Yes, teeth whitening can be safe for sensitive teeth, but it's important to choose products or treatments designed for sensitivity and to carefully follow the instructions.
To fix sensitive teeth, it is essential to maintain good oral hygiene, use toothpaste for sensitive teeth, avoid acidic foods and foods at extreme temperatures. If you’re experiencing persistent discomfort, it may be best to consider dental treatments, like fillings or sealants, to address any underlying issues. Consult with your local Aspen Dental team for an accurate care plan tailored to your specific needs.
We recommend using desensitizing toothpaste, avoiding extremely cold foods and drinks, maintaining good oral hygiene, and consulting your dentist for additional treatment.
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