Summit Dental Group
Dillon, CO

Why do I have sensitive teeth?

If you experience discomfort when eating hot or cold foods, you may be experiencing the symptoms of sensitive teeth. Tooth sensitivity can be the result of any one of a number of dental problems including:

  • Decayed teeth (cavities)
  • Cracks or fractures in teeth
  • Loose or cracked fillings
  • Periodontal (gum) disease
  • Worn tooth enamel
  • Exposed tooth roots

Once the underlying cause of tooth sensitivity is determined, it can usually be easily treated. It may be as simple as using a desensitizing toothpaste, but proper treatment for relief of symptoms can only be determined by your dentist. Talk to your dentist if you have any questions about proper oral hygiene or concerns about tooth sensitivity.