Tooth sensitivity may occur for a variety of reasons. Gum recession, which causes exposure of your root surface, is a common cause, and this may be the result of either over-zealous brushing or gum disease.
Teeth may also be sensitive due to other dental-related factors, such as cavities, cracked teeth, an infected pulp (the tissue- and nerve-containing portion of a tooth), as well as recent fillings and crowns.
Sensitivity should be checked out so that we can rule out disease or damage to your teeth. In many cases, simply changing the way you brush or even the style of your toothbrush can help. If you are having dental sensitivity, please call our office right away so that we can examine your teeth and help relieve your discomfort.