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Tooth sensitivity makes it hard to eat, drink and accomplish daily functions. There are many potential causes of tooth sensitivity; it is important to seek dental advice as soon as possible to determine the cause and possible treatment.

Some of the possible causes of tooth sensitivity include: worn or fractured enamel, cavities, general dental erosion (typically due to acidic foods and drinks), an eating disorder, gastric reflux or gum recession. Our team can help determine the cause of the sensitivity and give recommendations for treatment. Some potential treatments include:

-Covering Exposed Roots: If your gums have receded and are contributing to tooth sensitivity, a sealant may need to be applied to cover the exposed tooth roots.

–Desensitizing Toothpaste: The desensitising toothpaste can actually block the nerves that contribute to sensitivity. Apply regularly for best results.

–Fluoride: If dental erosion is the main culprit for your sensitivity, the addition of fluoride will help rebuild your lost enamel.

-Root Canal: If your sensitivity is located primarily in one tooth and other treatments aren’t working, it may be that the tooth’s pulp has been damaged. In this case, Dr. Adel may recommend a root canal.

We will do all we can to relieve your tooth sensitivity. Be aware that if you fail to take care of your teeth, the sensitivity may return. Brush your teeth twice a day and floss once a day. For more information, call Douglas M. Adel, DDS, P.A. in Alachua, Florida, at 386-462-4635. Dr. Adel and our team are happy to help!