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Tooth sensitivity can be more than just a nuisance. Even if you find some temporary, daily relief from a special desensitizing toothpaste, it could only be masking a more significant problem. Identifying the underlying cause will significantly help Dr. Lisa Kirshenbaum develop an effective treatment strategy.

Tooth sensitivity could be caused by enamel erosion. The bacteria in your mouth and the effects of the acidic foods and drinks you consume can erode tooth enamel minerals on a microscopic level. In time, this can cause microscopic channels to form through the enamel to the sensitive dentin layer of the tooth.

To remedy a problem like this, Dr. Lisa Kirshenbaum can administer a simple fluoride treatment. This might also be followed up by you using prescription fluoride supplements and brushing your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste.

Tooth decay might also be the root cause of tooth sensitivity. If your dentist doesn’t repair these cavities when they are small, they will likely spread to penetrate the sensitive, critical tissues within the tooth.

If you live in the Kennesaw, Georgia, area and you are struggling with tooth sensitivity problems, you should call (770) 429-0955 to have it professionally diagnosed and treated at Dental Excellence of Kennesaw.