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What Is Causing My Tooth Sensitivity?

At one time or another, we have all experience tooth sensitivity. An isolated case of tooth sensitivity is typically not a cause of major concern; however, if you are expereicing tooth sensitivity on a regular basis, you may want to schedule a visit to your dentist.

Dr. Marvin Kaplan is a highly trained dentist in Cincinnati, OH. Dr. Kaplan offers a full range of treatments to address various causes of tooth sensitivity. Dr. Kaplan will perform a comprehensive exam to determine the cause of tooth sensitivity and build a treatment plan based on your needs.

We understand tooth sensitivity can be uncomfortable, so we work with you to schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience. To learn more about your treatment options, visit our Cincinnati dentist office.

Common Causes of Tooth Sensitivity

You may develop tooth sensitivity for a number of different reasons. Dr. Kaplan will perform a full dental examination to determine the underlying cause of tooth sensitivity.

  • Consuming acidic foods and beverages: Acidic foods and drinks can break down the tooth enamel over time. If you consume acidic foods and beverages, be sure to clean your teeth.
  • Hard brushing: If you aggressively brush your teeth, it can lead to enamel damage. If the dentin is exposed, you may experience tooth sensitivity.
  • Teeth grinding and clenching: Teeth grinding and clenching can wear down the tooth enamel and cause tooth damage. Patients who grind their teeth usually experience symptoms like jaw pain, chipped or cracked teeth, and tooth sensitivity. Most patients won’t know that they grind their teeth until they visit the dentist.
  • Cracked or damaged teeth: If the dentin or pulp of the tooth is exposed, you may experience tooth sensitivity.
  • Gum recession: Gum recession is typically a sign of advanced stage gum disease. If the tooth root is exposed, you are more likely to experience tooth sensitivity.

If you are experiencing tooth sensitivity, visit our dental office. Dr. Kaplan can work with you to help alleviate your symptoms and improve your oral health. If you would like to learn more, call (513) 342-2644 or request an appointment online.