Don’t feel like you’re alone if you occasionally experience pain when you eat hot or cold food or sometimes when you brush your teeth. Many people feel the effects of sensitive teeth to one degree or another, and there are several ways to effectively deal with this problem.

Hypersensitivity in the mouth occurs when the dentin underneath the protective layers of your teeth and roots becomes exposed and allows hot or cold food and drinks to hit the nerves inside your teeth. Receding gums and tooth decay are major culprits, along with exposed tooth roots and worn tooth enamel and fillings.

So you may be wondering what can be done to cure your sensitive teeth. Well, the first step involves determining what’s causing your problem. A visit to Dr. Michael R. Errico DDS, FAGD, FICOI, PC & Associates will help establish the exact source of your sensitivity— and better yet— help determine the best solution to alleviating your pain.

One solution for your specific pain could simply involve the use of desensitizing toothpaste, which helps to block the transmission of hot or cold sensations to the nerves of the teeth. Dr. Errico might also apply a fluoride gel to strengthen your tooth enamel and reduce the possibility of sensations reaching the nerves. Other solutions involve crowns, inlays, bonding, surgical gum grafts, and root canals, depending on the severity of the problem.

Your sensitive teeth are letting you know something is wrong, so be sure to schedule an appointment with Dr. Errico before the problem gets worse. Just visit or call 847-788-0808 and take the first step toward dealing with your sensitive teeth. New patients should visit to fill out our New Patient forms.

Dr. Errico’s Rolling Meadows dental office is located at 3315 Algonquin Rd., Suite 105, and his professional staff welcomes patients from all over the northwest Chicago suburbs, including Wheeling, Hoffman EstatesArlington HeightsPalatineElk Grove Village, and Schaumburg.

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