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Do You Have Tooth Sensitivity?

Tooth sensitivity can range from a mild annoyance to sudden severe pain. Most often triggered by hot, cold, sweet, or sour foods, those with the condition may or may not have visible cavities or damage present. That’s why it often takes a dentist to determine the cause. If you’re suffering within pain due to tooth sensitivity, don’t wait any longer. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Causes of tooth sensitivity:

  • A recently filled cavity sometimes remains sensitive after your appointment. This is normal soreness from the procedure and typically lasts no more than a day or two. If unusual pain persists, contact us immediately.
  • Erosion of tooth enamel. As tooth enamel is worn or chipped away, the layer beneath (called cementum) is exposed. This cementum is much more porous than tooth enamel and thus becomes much more sensitive to changes in temperature
  • Gum recession can leave teeth roots exposed. Normally hidden safely below the gumline, this part of the tooth lacks the protective layer of enamel and can become especially sensitive to heat and cold.
  • If a tooth is lost and not replaced, one or more teeth may shift positions and end up striking too hard against opposing teeth.
  • Clenching or grinding of teeth (bruxism) can occur both during the day or subconsciously at night. In either instance, this puts a lot of pressure on teeth and can leave them in a painful, hypersensitive state.

Treatment

For at-home treatment, try desensitizing toothpaste. Look for brands with the American Dental Association (ADA) Seal of Acceptance. Avoid whitening or tartar-control toothpastes, as these may contain ingredients that contribute to tooth sensitivity.

If sensitivity continues, contact us! We are here to pinpoint the cause and offer solutions.

About Dr. Jayson A. Chalmers

Jayson Chalmers was raised in Placerville, CA and graduated from El Dorado High School. He received his undergraduate degree in Anthropology from U.C. Berkeley. He went on to receive his dental degree from the University of California, San Francisco. After practicing as an associate dentist in Napa, CA, Dr. Chalmers returned to Sacramento to be closer to friends and family. He began practicing in his current location in January 2005.   Knowing that patients want to have the best options and treatment available to them, Dr. Chalmers has completed many hours of advanced educational training in general, implant, orthodontic, and cosmetic dentistry. He continues to learn and incorporate many of the latest dental technologies in his practice. Through the use of intraoral cameras, digital x-rays and computer imaging he can immediately show and explain all treatment options to the patient.   Dr. Chalmers is a member of many professional organizations, including the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the Sacramento District Dental Society, the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation and is involved in local dental study groups. Dr. Chalmers also is an active participant in Smiles for Kids, where free dental services are provided to local children in need.   Dr. Chalmers and his wife, Desirae, are the parents of Ella and Ava. They are an outgoing family and are very involved in the Arden-Arcade community. As a family, they enjoy tending to their chickens and organic garden, splashing around in the pool and traveling to beachside locations. Dr. Chalmers personal interests include camping and fishing and watching and playing most sports.

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