Underlying Causes
If any of your teeth have become sensitive to heat, cold, and acidic or sweet foods and drink, then there are simple explanations that can be pointed to. Barring other damage, teeth sensitivity is typically due to a either a thinning of the enamel or a recession of the gums. A thin enamel exposes the dentin, which is a more porous layer, that covers the nerves. The pores in your teeth make the nerves more vulnerable.
For many patients, this sensitivity can be caused by any of the following:

  • Teeth grinding (bruxism)
  • Excessive brushing
  • Tooth decay (cavities)
  • Cracked teeth
  • Periodontic disease
  • Genetics


Treatment Options
Finding the treatment for your tooth sensitivity means identifying the underlying cause. When you come to our practice for your appointment, Dr. Jorge Bastidas will perform a thorough examination to determine the reason and then recommend treatment based on your needs. These treatment options may include:

  • Fluoride treatment
  • Dental fillings
  • Prophylaxis
  • Dental bonding
  • Night guards
  • Teeth strengthening toothpaste
  • Oral hygiene improvements


Visit Our Practice
Do you need treatment for tooth sensitivity in Paterson, New Jersey? Contact Comfort Dental Care today at 973-742-2610, we will be happy to schedule an appointment with our dentist for you and answer questions.


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