How Tooth Sensitivity and Gum Disease are Related

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Did you know that tooth erosion and tooth sensitivity are related? Observing the times when you have sensitivity and logging them can be helpful during your next checkup to Dr. Sam Markzar‘s office. Read on to find out more about what tooth decay and tooth sensitivity have in common.

Side effects of tooth sensitivity are generally related to tooth decay, so if you’re suffering from tooth sensitivity it could be an early sign that your pearly whites are decaying. When chompers erode, chewing, swallowing and speaking all become very tough, and the wellbeing of your mouth (and likely your body) will be thrown. In children and some adults, tooth sensitivity could lead to a lessened impulse to consume food and resultant weight issues.

Tooth sensitivity does not have classifications for severity, but you can think of the ailment as coming in two varieties: normal tooth sensitivity and dentin hypersensitivity. Pearly whites are designed to give some feedback to stimulation like heat, so if you feel a little sensation to the pearly whites when you’re chomping, you’re experiencing normal tooth sensitivity. If you suffer excruciating discomfort to the teeth when chomping away at food, you are most likely experiencing dentin hypersensitivity.

Need help? Contact us at (310) 776-9119 now to set up an appointment with Dr. Sam Markzar and the Beverly Hills, California, Beverly Hills Periodontal Arts and Implants team.