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Dental Concerns Spotlight: Tooth Sensitivity

This month, our spotlight is shining on tooth sensitivity.

Whether you notice it when you eat something cold or that cold gust of wind hits your teeth at the most inopportune time, tooth sensitivity has made you cringe in discomfort. Treating tooth sensitivity requires patients to receive a comprehensive exam to check the overall health of your smile. Identifying the cause of your tooth sensitivity helps our team of dentists at Union Square Dental Group make a more informed, effective treatment plan.

Tooth sensitivity can be caused by a number of factors, including:

  • Tooth Grinding: Overtime, tooth grinding can cause wear and tear on your teeth and possibly even expose a nerve. An exposed nerve can cause tooth sensitivity and even pain in some patients. A mouthguard may help alleviate some of the symptoms associated with teeth grinding.
  • Gum Disease: Tooth sensitivity can be a result of gum disease. It is important to visit the dentist regularly that we can check the teeth and gums for any signs of gum disease. At Union Dental, we offer a range of periodontal therapy treatment to restore teeth that have been damaged due to gum disease.
  • You have a cracked or chipped tooth: Depending on the severity of your damaged tooth, cracked or chipped teeth may expose the nerves and tooth root, which can cause discomfort and tooth sensitivity in patients. We offer a range of services to repair damaged teeth, including dental bonding, dental veneers, and other cosmetic dentistry services.

If you are experiencing tooth sensitivity, it is important that you visit our San Francisco dental office. Our team of dentists at Union Square Dental Group will work with you to devise a treatment plan based on your dental needs. We will create treatment based on the cause of your tooth sensitivity and restore function and health back into your smile. if you would like to schedule an appointment, contact Union Square Dental group in San Francisco, CA.