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Tooth sensitivity will often cause pain or a sharp stinging sensation in one or more teeth when you consume hot, cold, sweet or acidic foods and drinks. This can drive some people to avoid a wide array of foods they enjoy.

Some people find relief from tooth sensitivity by brushing their teeth with a toothpaste that has been specially formulated to reduce tooth sensitivity.

It’s worth noting that most tooth sensitivity could be a symptom of another problem. Some of these other conditions can become quite serious if they are not diagnosed and treated in a timely manner. So, it’s wise to seek out your dentist, Dr. John F. Lann, so he can accurately diagnose the underlying source of your tooth sensitivity.

Enamel erosion caused by acidic foods and the natural bacteria in your mouth is one of the more common causes of tooth sensitivity. The enamel erosion allows microscopic channels to penetrate deep into the enamel layer, exposing the sensitive interior structures of the tooth. In a situation like this, your John F. Lann, DDS - Round Rock TX Dentist team can administer a simple fluoride treatment or prescribe fluoride supplements to strengthen your tooth enamel.

Advanced tooth decay can also compromise the enamel layer of multiple teeth and could extend dangerously deep into the pulp of the tooth. This usually involves a change in texture and increased sensitivity in one or more teeth. In a situation like this, Dr. John F. Lann will need to repair or restore the area attacked by tooth decay before the sensitivity ceases.

Tooth sensitivity in Round Rock, Texas, can also have more benign causes. A serious sinus infection can apply significant pressure to the key nerves that relate to your teeth. A key symptom of this would be sensitivity in your upper teeth. Your physician can help explore your treatment options, which might include taking prescribed decongestant that can relieve the pressure on the nerves.

If you have experienced issues with tooth sensitivity, you should contact Dr. John F. Lann at 512-255-1025 so he can accurately diagnose and treat the underlying problem.