Sensitive Tooth? We Can Help!

Sensitive Tooth Dentist in Buffalo, NY

If you are dealing with a sensitive tooth, or multiple teeth, you’re probably feeling frustrated. A sensitive tooth can impact your ability to enjoy certain foods. You may be worried that there is nothing to help solve your problem and that can cause even more frustration. If you are wondering what you can do to treat your tooth sensitivity, please contact Amherst dentist Douglas Hamill DDS to schedule a free consultation and see what we can do for you. In the meantime, here are some considerations to keep in mind when dealing with a sensitive tooth.

What Causes a Sensitive Tooth?

Sensitivity in the teeth is noticeable when they are exposed to heat and cold or during biting. This sensitivity can develop when the dentin, which is the inner part of the tooth, is exposed. Brushing teeth too hard can result in the enamel or the cementum around the tooth wearing away. A sensitive tooth can also be indicative of a cavity, so you should consult your dentist if you begin to experience pain when eating hot or cold foods. Too much sensitivity can kill a nerve and may require a root canal if left untreated, however this can be easily avoidable when proper care is taken.

If you are suffering from a sensitive tooth and want to know how to relieve your pain, schedule a free consultation with Dr. Douglas Hamill today. With over 22 years of experience, he has seen it all, and can provide the best options to treat your teeth in the least invasive and most cost-effective manner.

How Do You Treat Sensitive Teeth?

There are many causes of sensitive teeth. Mild sensitivity can be accommodated by using a toothpaste such as Sensodyne or Denquel, which are designed for sensitive teeth. If the sensitivity becomes more extensive, for example, due to a hole in the tooth, a bonded filling can help. As stated above, if your sensitive tooth is left untreated, it can get worse and require more invasive treatment. It’s always important not to put off dental treatment if you are experiencing any pain or sensitivity as a small problem can escalate quickly if not taken care of promptly.

Douglas Hamill DDS has a multitude of educational dental resources available on our website including several educational dental videos. If you have questions about a particular dental treatment, or would like to get a second opinion on a treatment plan you were provided by another Buffalo dentist, contact us today. We offer free consultations and would love to put a smile on your face.

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Our practice has served the Buffalo area and its community for almost 20 years, and we are committed to helping all our patients to maintain and improve their oral health. Give us a call today and let us give you a reason to smile!

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