When a cold drink causes tooth pain, the root structure of one or more teeth may be overly exposed. If so, the focus should be on the “dentin” layer, which lies beneath the enamel and contains millions of tiny tubules connected to nerve endings. Gum recession and enamel erosion lay bare this sensitive tissue, which is usually protected by enamel and gums. Even hard brushing can wear away gum tissue to the point where dentin tubules are exposed to hot and cold drinks. Dentin can also become irritated by the overuse of tooth-whitening agents at home. In any case, the dentist can help reduce sensitivity by sealing exposed dentin and eliminating the cause(s) of dentin exposure.
Tooth pain can be a rather huge pain and irritation. It can completely dull your thinking, make your entire face feel painful, and can also keep you from eating properly. At DISTINCTIVE SMILES OF DUBLIN, we are a highly qualified and experienced team of oral health care professionals. We will discuss all of your options with you. We’re located at 5142 Blazer Parkway, Dublin, where our entire staff is thoroughly trained, skilled, and sensitive to your needs. Our goal is to make each visit to our office a comfortable and positive experience. Call us today at 614.792.1800 to schedule an appointment. Creating Healthy Beautiful Smiles.
P.S. Gum recession may require corrective periodontal surgery that involves grafting tissue.