Sensitive teeth can be the result of several different causes. They can be sensitive because of exposure to extreme hot or cold, and the sensitivity may go away very quickly. The roots of the teeth may go too close to the sinus cavities, causing sensitivity in the event of sinus congestion, such as when you have a sinus infection. However, the sensitivity can be a sign of a more serious problem. The start of pain can signal the beginning of an infection in an abscessed tooth. It can indicate problems in the nerve of the tooth. The beginning of gum disease can also cause sensitivity in a tooth or multiple teeth. There are other possible causes as well.
Certainly, you want your dentist to be thorough in examining your teeth and gums to rule out serious suspects in the case of sensitive teeth. If there is a problem with the teeth or gums, we can help address the problem with treatments, like draining an abscess of the infection, prescribing antibiotics, or performing a root canal and tooth restoration.
Dr. Hazim will not only help with your sensitive teeth, but will also give you advice about lifestyle changes that can assist in relieving pain associated with sensitivity. We can explain the roots of sensitivity so you understand what will make your teeth even more sensitive and what will make them feel better. Give us a call if you suffer from sensitive teeth and Dr. Hazim can put you on the road to recovery.
Dr. Hazim is a member of the American Dental Association and the Texas Dental Association. A graduate of Loyola University, Dr. Hazim has undergone continuing education at the Pankey Institute and has received accreditation from the Western Regional Examining Board.