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If you are one of the millions of Americans who suffer from tooth sensitivity, you know just how painful the condition can be, particularly during the cold winter months. Indeed, cold temperatures can exacerbate the problem, causing heightened pain that can often be acute during this time of year. At the office of Dr. Keith Chertok, DDS, we want to take this opportunity to remind our patients of the importance of addressing sensitivity before it leads to larger oral health issues. The result of being proactive about sensitivity—and your overall oral health, in general—will be a happier and healthier overall you.
Tooth sensitivity occurs when the enamel is stripped from the tooth, or portion of a tooth, exposing dentin, which is a highly sensitive, root-laden layer of the teeth. When temperatures drop, the cold air against these exposed areas of teeth can be exceptionally painful. The following are things you can do at home to help mitigate the problem:
In addition to practicing at home prevention, the importance of seeing a periodontist to address your tooth sensitivity cannot be overemphasized enough. Indeed, if left untreated or unaddressed, tooth sensitivity may lead to gum disease or other severe oral health issues. When it comes to treating your sensitive teeth in Berkeley, CA, look no further than the office of Dr. Chertok. He and his dedicated staff have a wealth of experience in treating the condition and can recommend a treatment plan that is right for you. Give our office a call 510-423-0748 today to be on your way to a pain-free tomorrow.
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