Many people struggling with tooth sensitivity will turn to a specially formulated toothpaste with added potassium nitrate. However, this could mask symptoms of a more serious oral health problem. If you have recently been dealing with tooth sensitivity, you should consider scheduling an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Taylor Robinson. Diagnosing the underlying source could help catch an oral health problem before it turns into a serious issue.
After conducting a thorough examination, we can help you understand the factors causing your tooth sensitivity. This is an important first step in developing a treatment plan. If tooth enamel erosion is a factor, we might recommend a fluoride treatment. If Dr. Robinson notices any cavities, he might be able to repair the teeth with dental fillings or by performing a dental crown restoration.
Tooth sensitivity limited to the upper teeth might also be linked to a chronic sinus infection. The buildup of pressure in the lower sinus cavities can sometimes irritate nerves of the teeth causing them to respond when exposed to hot and cold substances. If this is a contributing factor, your primary physician might be able to help alleviate the sinus pressure.
If you live in the Provo, Utah, area and you have been experiencing problems with tooth sensitivity, you should call 801-373-2060 to seek professional diagnosis at Robinson Wolfgramm Dental.