Tooth Sensitivity Specialist

Charlotte Root Canal Center

Ramesh K. Sunar, DMD

Endodontist located in Charlotte, NC

Forty million Americans have reported having sensitive teeth. At Charlotte Root Canal Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, Ramesh K. Sunar, DMD, specializes in helping families avoid the discomfort produced by tooth sensitivity. Through a comprehensive and compassionate approach to endodontic care, Dr. Sunar can effectively eliminate your sensitivity and get you back to your daily activities. Get in touch with Dr. Sunar today by phone or online to book an appointment.

Tooth Sensitivity Q & A

What is tooth sensitivity?

Tooth sensitivity is also called hypersensitivity or root sensitivity. As the name suggests, tooth sensitivity refers to when your teeth become highly sensitive to heat, cold, sweetness, or acid. Your teeth might also be sensitive to the wind or cold air.

What causes tooth sensitivity?

There are many reasons why your teeth might become sensitive. The most common dental phenomena that lead to tooth sensitivity include:

  • Decay or cavities
  • Tooth fractures or cracks
  • Gum disease
  • Worn tooth enamel
  • Worn fillings
  • Root exposure
  • Excess plaque

Nonetheless, many other lifestyle practices can lead to tooth sensitivity. For instance, your teeth might become sensitive if you eat too many acidic foods. You might also experience tooth sensitivity if you brush your teeth with too much force, use mouthwash too often, grind your teeth regularly, or have gone through too many teeth whitening treatments.

Dr. Sunar works closely with you to identify the precise cause of your sensitivity.

How do you treat tooth sensitivity?

Dr. Sunar can recommend a series of both endodontic and at-home treatment options that can significantly reduce and even eliminate your tooth sensitivity.

Depending on Dr. Sunar’s assessment of your symptoms, he might recommend that you get root canal treatment to eliminate the nerve’s sensitivity. He might also recommend bonding or desensitizing if your root is exposed.

Dr. Sunar might also recommend that you purchase desensitizing toothpaste, or he could apply fluoride directly onto the sensitive areas to reduce pain and strengthen your enamel.

How do you prevent sensitivity on the long-term?

As some of the causes of tooth sensitivity are related to your lifestyle and diet, you should consider eliminating acidic foods from your diet.

Dr. Sunar recommends that you eat fiber-rich fruits and vegetables and various dairy products to give your teeth a vitamin boost and to strengthen your enamel. He can also give you some useful dental hygiene techniques to keep your teeth free from decay.

Tooth sensitivity can make your day-to-day insufferable. That’s why comprehensive and expert endodontic treatment might be the dental specialty you need to feel healthy again. Get in touch with Charlotte Root Canal Center today by phone or online to book an appointment.