FAQs: Sensitive Teeth

We find that one of those dental issues that causes patients some uncertainty (to quite a serious degree) is the sensation of sensitive teeth. Why is this happening, you may wonder to yourself? Is is a sign of a serious oral health problem? Or, is it just a minor annoyance? We can assist you in getting to the bottom of the problem when you come in for a dental visit! It’s really that easy. As for a preview into common details surrounding sensitivity, we’ve got them ready for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: If I’m dealing with sensitive teeth, can I do something right now, before I even come in for a dental visit, so my smile feels a little better?

Answer: Yes! You may stop using your usual daily toothpaste and start using one that is meant to relieve sensitivity instead. If you’re not sure which to choose, look for one that is approved by the ADA (American Dental Association) and that has a pleasant flavor.

Question: I have heard that extreme sensitivity is usually a sign of an infected tooth. Is this true?

Answer: It’s one possible answer. However, sensitive teeth can occur for a very wide array of reasons. Due to the fact that some of those reasons may require immediate care, we urge you to come in soon for a visit.

Question: Is it possible that I’m overdoing my dental hygiene and ending up with sensitive teeth as a result?

Answer: Yes! Brushing (and flossing, too) that are too forceful can lead to aggravation, the recession of gum tissue, and/or worn enamel, all of which may yield sensitivity.

See Us ASAP For Sensitive Teeth

See us right away if you have a sensitive smile, so we can check your teeth and offer the appropriate recommendations for relief. Contact Absolute Dental Care today in Virginia Beach, VA to schedule a visit by calling (757) 428-7440. We proudly welcome patients Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hampton, Eastern Shore, and all surrounding communities.