Most patients experience tooth sensitivity as a sharp pain that occurs if they breathe in cold air or try to enjoy a cold, hot, sweet, or acidic treat such as a food or beverage. A sensitivity toothpaste can help reduce sensitivity, but it may only be masking the real problem. We encourage you to schedule an appointment with the dentist if you suffer from tooth sensitivity so that we can determine if there is a larger underlying issue.
Tooth sensitivity can occur as a symptom if you have several cavities or your cavities have penetrated deep into the internal tooth structures and exposed them to other elements. Warning signs of advanced tooth decay include increased tooth sensitivity and changes to the texture of your tooth.
Dr. Borys Averbukh will perform treatment based on the location and extent of your decay, and may place a dental filling or crown to protect the affected tooth. We encourage you to not delay your visit with our dentist because untreated cavities will continue to spread in a destructive infection that can cost you your tooth.
To learn more about the risks of tooth sensitivity in Sarasota, Florida, contact Sterling Dental at 941-926-9888 and schedule a time to come in and speak with our friendly team. We look forward to helping you protect your one-of-a-kind smile!