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Tooth sensitivity will often cause pain or a sharp stinging sensation in one or more of your teeth when you consume hot, cold, sweet or acidic foods and drinks. This can drive some people to avoid a wide array of foods they enjoy. Many people with sensitive teeth will find some relief by brushing their teeth with a brand of desensitizing toothpaste.

It’s worth noting that most tooth sensitivity could be a symptom of another problem. Some of these other conditions can become quite serious if they are not diagnosed and treated in a timely manner. It’s a good idea to contact your dentist, Dr. Brett Langston, so he can accurately diagnose the underlying source of your tooth sensitivity and address any related complications.

One of the more common causes of tooth sensitivity is enamel erosion. This is caused by the corrosive effects of acidic foods and beverages as well as the natural bacteria in your mouth. If left unchecked, enamel erosion can create microscopic channels that penetrate deep into the enamel layer, exposing the sensitive interior structures of the tooth. In a situation like this, our Dental Implant and Aesthetic Specialists of Atlanta team can administer a simple fluoride treatment or prescribe fluoride supplements to strengthen your tooth enamel.

If you’ve experienced tooth sensitivity in Decatur, Georgia, you shouldn’t ignore it. You should contact Dr. Brett Langston at (404) 321-4588 to have your sensitivity accurately diagnosed so it can be effectively treated.