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Dentin hypersensitivity, also known as tooth sensitivity, is a condition that occurs in more than half of all people. If you cringe when you eat anything hot or cold or experience pain when brushing your teeth, you may suffer from this condition. While most people experience a little sensitivity here or there, sensitivity in your teeth should not last for prolonged periods of time. If you have been experiencing extreme sensitivity in your teeth, it may be something serious. You should see a dentist as soon as possible so that your teeth can be examined.

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What Causes Tooth Sensitivity?

There is a layer of enamel on your tooth which protects it above the gum line. Underneath the gum line, there is a layer of cementum which protects the root of the tooth. And finally, there is a layer beneath that called dentin. When dentin loses its coating, certain foods and substances can cause nerve pain.

Tooth sensitivity can be experienced in a number of different ways. You should not have to suffer from the pain and discomfort caused by this condition, which can easily be treated. If we diagnose you with dentin hypersensitivity, we can determine what type of treatment should be used to alleviate your pain.

A few of the causes of tooth sensitivity include:

  • Cavities
  • Tooth decay
  • Fractured teeth
  • Grinding
  • Gum disease
  • Broken fillings

Treatment Options for Sensitive Teeth

In order to find a solution for your tooth sensitivity, we must first determine what the cause is. We will sit down with you to discuss your lifestyle habits, perform a physical examination, and discuss what solution is most appropriate. This may include desensitizing products, fluoride rinses, a root canal, or a variety of other more involved treatment options. You can also take steps to prevent tooth sensitivity by maintaining good oral hygiene, using a mouth guard at night, or even changing your diet.

We are here to help with your tooth sensitivity. Contact Dr. Berna Sanayei now at (408) 430-5999 to speak with our San Jose dentist.

Why Choose Dr. Berna Sanayei?

  • 30 Years of Experience

  • 14 Master Certifications

  • Dental Implant Professional

  • Flexible Scheduling