Advanced Dental Care of Temple Terrace
11157 N 56th Street, Temple Terrace, FL 33617

Tooth Sensitivity Causes and Solutions

Sensitive Teeth

The uncomfortable condition known as sensitive teeth is the result of exposure to the dentin of one or more teeth. Dentin is the area of the tooth responsible for protecting nerves, and it can become exposed due to degradation of enamel or through gum recession. Tooth sensitivity is frequently triggered by hot and cold food or drinks and sometimes by excessively acidic substances hitting the teeth. While sensitive teeth and gums can certainly be painful, there are steps that can be taken to treat the problem.

To determine whether tooth pain is the result of tooth sensitivity or another, perhaps more serious problem, it is always wise to pay a visit to an affordable dentist. A dental care professional will be able to check for dentin exposure and do diagnostic testing to isolate the cause of the pain. In some cases, sensitive teeth and gums are the result of a cavity or gingivitis, both of which call for professional dental care treatments. But, it may be that a given case of tooth sensitivity is really due to the erosion of enamel or recession of gums that has caused dentin and root exposure.

If it turns out that a patient’s sensitive teeth are due to exposed dentin, several techniques exist that can help minimize discomfort. Dental care experts have the ability to perform in-office treatments that include application of fluoride varnish to strengthen enamel and the use of fluoride foam or gels in conjunction with bite trays. Your dentist in Temple Terrace may choose instead to apply bonding agents as a means to seal the dentin and block exposure to irritants.

Patients can also pursue one or more available home dental care techniques that are likely to lessen the pain resulting from tooth sensitivity. Using a soft-bristled toothbrush together with toothpaste products that are low in abrasives can be a great place to start. It may also be worthwhile to use specialized toothpaste products formulated to help soothe inflamed nerve endings. Regular use of special toothpastes obtained directly from a dentist can also work to strengthen the surface of affected teeth.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Temple Terrace, call Advanced Dental Care of Temple Terrace today at (813) 440-3981 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Temple Terrace. With 21 affiliated practices throughout Florida, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Temple Terrace, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Temple Terrace.

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The care I received was of the highest quality. I was getting braces put on and Lisa and Dr. Perret were wonderful.
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Miss Elaine and the dentist were both awesome. Did a great job on my teeth and saved me money!
Melinda J.
Very knowledgeable, thorough, friendly and inexpensive.
Brian R.
Easy to schedule a non routine appointment. Very little waiting time to see Dr. Efficient in office procedure with great outcome.
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Always the best service. In and out quickly and given all the attention necessary when there.
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Professional, timely service from team/staff!!
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Long term patient; family as well. Never had any negative issues. Been able to see same hygienist (Mosen who is great) long term which is a plus for me. Dr. Tucker has treated me a number of times […]
Bruce B.
My experiences every time I go here is great — friendly & courteous staff, they explain everything and make you feel that your dental care is their primary concern.
Idalia F.
Always a pleasure going to the dentist since I started going to this location.
Mary B.
Everyone was friendly! The people in the office always make me feel comfortable and welcome. The office is always spotless as well.
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Courteous, professional staff provide excellent care. Appointment times are honored.
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Good work, friendly environment
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Everyone there is pleasant and friendly and Elaine is awesome and professional.
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You guys are very professional, fast, and very informative.
Bebinia C.
Friendliness of the staff, early appointments (7am), was able to be seen quickly for pain.
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Scheduling, timely service, courtesy by office staff. Great employee you have in Mosen – I’m very confident in his work.
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Great Service. Friendly Employees, and I do not have to wait for my appointment for an hour.
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Professional, personable, informative Dentist, Hygienist, and Staff. Best filling and cleaning I have ever had and I am over 40 years old. My kids, wife, and I all go to this office now and I am so […]
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  • Tuesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • Thursday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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