Sometimes tooth enamel erosion from poor oral hygiene practices and consuming acidic beverages can be attributed to tooth sensitivity discomfort. The persistent acidic environment in your mouth could cause microscopic pores of tooth enamel to expand, thus exposing the sensitive dentin layer within the tooth.
In a case like this Dr. Karisha Madden can help rejuvenate the mineral strength of your tooth enamel with a simple fluoride treatment. If necessary, he might also provide you with prescription fluoride supplements to maintain the integrity of your teeth between dental checkups.
In some cases of worsening tooth sensitivity, untreated cavities on multiple teeth can be afoot. If the cavities are not treated the tooth decay can spread. In time, it could penetrate deep into the gums causing a dangerous infection or abscess to develop.
If you live in the Bellaire, Texas, area and you are struggling with chronic tooth sensitivity, you should call (713) 667-8080 to seek professional diagnosis and treatment at Madden Dental.