How We Do Tooth Sensitivity Checkups

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When teeth remain sensitive for too long, it’s probable that they’re an indication of a larger underlying condition, such as gum disease. Left untreated, tooth decay could lay waste to your mouth. But don’t worry: your friendly team at Oak Ridge Dental is here to assist you.

A general visit includes an evaluation for tooth sensitivity. As Dr. Jeff Olson examines your chompers individually, they will watch out for your reactions to determine if any part of the evaluation has stimulated your chompers. If they notice that you look uncomfortable, they will ask you why and try to identify the problem. When they notice that the uneasiness is coming from a specific tooth, they may decide that you are hurting from tooth sensitivity.

Tooth sensitivity, also known as dentin sensitivity and dentin hypersensitivity, is a discomfort in the mouth which is short, sharp and caused by exposure of the dentin of the teeth to stimulants like hot and cold. While a little degree of sensitivity in the dentin of your chompers is normal, you may be experiencing tooth sensitivity if the pain is major.

Please dial 952-435-0355 to reach the Oak Ridge Dental location in Burnsville, Minnesota, and plan a checkup with our team of professionals. We look to give you the best dental care today!