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Philadelphia Dentist | Philadelphia dental care | PA | Why are my teeth sensitive?

Robert S. Gurmankin, DMD

(215) 624-4415

Why are my teeth sensitive?
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Sensitive toothSensitive teeth often come from the fact that your gums have slightly receded. This recession of the gum line allows the root surface to be exposed. The root of the tooth does not have enamel; it is composed of dentin, which has millions of microscopic pores that form an indirect connection to the nerve of the tooth.  This allows hot and cold easier access to the sensitive nerve. To manage this, there are a number of toothpastes (Sensodyne, for example), gels and even some dental procedures that can help. Speak to us in more detail if you have very sensitive teeth.

 

 

Sensitivity Fact Sheet

 
 
Philadelphia Dentist. Dr. Robert Gurmankin provides Cosmetic Dentistry, Family Dentistry, Dental Implants, Dentures, Teeth Whitening, Dental Emergency, Dental Crowns to the following locations: Mayfair, Northeast Philadelphia, Holmesburg, Suburbs. Mayfair Dentist providing excellent dentistry including Cosmetic Dentistry, Family Dentistry, Dental Implants, Dentures, Teeth Whitening, Dental Emergency, Dental Crowns in Philadelphia, Mayfair, Northeast Philadelphia, Holmesburg, Suburbs, Pennsylvania. Updated in 2014.
 

 

Updated in 2016.