What Causes Tooth Sensitivity?
Suffering from tooth sensitivity? In this educational video by our experienced Buffalo dentists, Mark Teach DDS explains the causes and solutions to sensitive teeth. If you have questions, or would like to schedule a dental appointment, please contact us today.
Tooth sensitivity caused by different factors, the most widespread of which is the recession of the gum tissue. The enamel covers the crown of the tooth, the part that is visible in the mouth. As we age, or with too vigorous of brushing, scrubbing side to side along the gum line will cause the gums to recede and expose the root surface of the tooth. The root surface is not covered with enamel and it has microscopic tubules that communicate from the surface to the pulp, causing the sensitivity.
Suffering with sensitive teeth? Contact our Buffalo dentists today to schedule a consultation. We have been in private practice serving Buffalo and the Southtowns community in Buffalo for nearly 40 years, and welcome the opportunity to put a smile on your face.