If you have ever taken a sip from a cold drink on a hot, humid day, your teeth might have felt some pain. Feeling cold might mean you have sensitive teeth. But what does that mean for you long-term?
Your enamels might be a little too exposed if you feel intense cold when consuming drinks or food. Sensitivity to cold means you might have a little bit of gum recession happening. When you consume something cold, and you feel it, it's called dentin sensitivity.
Dentine sensitivity is a sign of acid erosion and usually occurs in patients who practice meticulous oral hygiene. They tend to experience sharp, short-lived pain or sensitivity when cold air comes in contact with the teeth.
Maybe your teeth are becoming a little too sensitive. What are your options as a patient?
Our dental professionals can drill a hole in your tooth by using a laser, which is calibrated to a specific setting. What we do is dust over the exposed area. This then permits the tubules to close. Tubules are what's revealed and what is ultimately causing your pain when ingesting cold products into your mouth.
We then test your sensitivity to cold in our office to ensure that our procedure is working correctly. If another run-through is needed with our laser, this test allows us to go at it again to make sure you no longer feel sensitive to cold drinks or food.
Find out more about our teeth sensitivity lasering technique on our website, or contact us today.