If you find that eating ice cream causes pain in your teeth, then you may want to visit Dr. Letitia M. Williams for sensitive teeth treatment. We will help strengthen your smile so you no long suffer from pain due to temperature changes and pressure. Schedule an appointment with our dentist so you can receive treatment for sensitive teeth in Union Springs, Alabama.
Your teeth are covered with a hard enamel tissue which protects them from harmful bacteria. If the enamel breaks or thins, then the softer dentin tissue underneath becomes exposed. Dentin contains microscopic canals that allow heat, cold, acids, and pressure to reach the tooth nerve, causing sensitivity. Your teeth may become sensitive is you have worn fillings, tooth decay, gum disease, an exposed root, or a fractured structure.
The simplest treatment for sensitive teeth is using a desensitizing toothpaste, but if this doesn’t work, there are other options. We may recommend a fluoride treatment to strengthen the enamel or a dental restoration to repair the damaged areas of the tooth. If these treatment options are not successful, then we can remove the tooth nerve through a root canal treatment. Call our office if you want to learn more about our treatment options for sensitive teeth.