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Tooth sensitivity discomfort can vary in severity. As time goes on it can cause you to limit your food and beverages choices which can hamper your overall quality of life. Specially formulated toothpaste might be able to reduce tooth sensitivity symptoms for short term relief.

Yet many times tooth sensitivity is linked to other oral health issues. It’s best to determine the underlying cause so Dr. Nils Sandstrom can develop an effective treatment plan. In a single appointment he can determine the underlying cause of your tooth sensitivity problem and develop a course of treatment to reduce symptoms of discomfort.

Sometimes tooth sensitivity is caused by or related to the weakened tooth enamel. Poor oral hygiene practices and the regular consumption of acidic beverages can cause an acidic environment to develop in your mouth. This can cause the microscopic pores of tooth enamel to expand to expose the sensitive dentin layer within the tooth.

In a case like this Dr. Nils Sandstrom can help restore some of the mineral strength of your tooth enamel by administering a simple fluoride treatment. Afterward he might also provide you with prescription fluoride supplements to maintain the integrity of your teeth between dental check-ups.

Cavities on multiple teeth can also cause tooth sensitivity problems. Without timely treatment with Dr. Nils Sandstrom these teeth could develop serious complications. If the tooth decay continues to spread it could penetrate deep into the gums causing a dangerous infection or abscess to develop.

If you live in the Palos Heights, Illinois, area and you’ve been struggling with tooth sensitivity symptoms, you should call 708-388-2500 to seek professional diagnosis and treatment at Nils F. Sandstrom, DDS.