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Do You Suffer from Sensitive Teeth?

Dental Procedures Roswell, GA

For most, ice cream and coffee are worth getting excited about. However, while these indulgences are highly favored, they can also be a source of serious discomfort for those who suffer from dental sensitivity. There’s nothing worse than taking that first sip of morning coffee or that slow bite of ice cream in the evening, only to be met by wincing tooth pain. If you suffer from teeth sensitivity, it can really put a damper on your enjoyment of hot and cold beverages and drinks. When extreme temperatures are too much for your teeth to handle, it is a signal that something needs to be addressed within your oral health.

Reasons for Dental Sensitivity

There are several reasons for sensitive teeth, which also means there are several treatment options. Sometimes it is as easy as changing your brushing habits, or easing up on the pressure of your brush. Other times, it is a symptom that the tooth is infected or decayed. In such cases, a root canal may be needed to remove the infected pulp and relieve your pain.

Sensitive teeth can be caused by the following:

  • Enamel erosion (due to aggressive brushing habits, acidic drinks, etc)
  • Root exposure/ receding gums (due to gum disease or the natural aging process)
  • Decay or infection
  • Tooth damage (chip, break or crack)

Do You Have Enamel Erosion?

One of the most common yet less obvious causes of sensitivity is enamel erosion, or when the enamel becomes weakened or eroded. Your enamel is the outermost layer of the tooth. It is made of the strongest substance in your entire body. However, it can still break down under certain circumstances. When the enamel erodes or thins, the inner layers of the tooth are more exposed. The dentin layer of your tooth is softer and contains tiny pathways to the inner portion of the tooth where the nerves reside. Therefore, if hot or cold substances are hitting your dentin layer, you may feel immediate pain because the nerves are affected too. Drinking acidic drinks is a common culprit of enamel erosion. It is a good idea to check the pH of your favorite beverage if you are suffering from disruptive tooth pain.

At the office of Dr. Mitzi Morris, we have a full menu of treatment options for sensitive teeth. Depending on the cause, we may recommend a filling, chipped tooth repair, periodontal therapy or bonding. In some cases, a fluoride application to the affected tooth or teeth can help strengthen the tooth enamel and desensitize the area. We can also recommend certain toothpastes for sensitive teeth.

You don’t have to avoid hot soup or cover your mouth on a cold windy day, talk to us about your sensitive teeth. We want all patients to have a healthy and comfortable smile.

Posted on the behalf of Mitzi Morris, DMD, PC

Our Patient Reviews

Mitzi D. Morris, DMD, PC

4.8/ 5.0

Based on 44 reviews

  • Dr. Morris is an excellent dentist. Her ability to relate to her patients makes her a stand-out amongst those in her profession. She practices dentistry with superior technique and care. Her staff is friendly, helpful, and accommodating. I feel she hires only the best! One special mention: I suffer from panic attacks at times- along with claustrophobia. Dr. Morris is the first dentist I have ever had who helped calm my fears. Thus, my experience exceeded expectations! Great service!

    Cathy Q
  • Definitely would recommend Dr. Morris to anyone. She has been my dentist for over 8 years! Dr. Morris is extremely personable and is serious about the completing the best care possible. Great established dental team! Very accommodating to your schedule.

    Kelly T
  • Great and very educational experience. Compared to my last two dentists this experience blows them both out of the water. The staff is very friendly, and very helpful. I had to go in for a total of four visits a few weeks apart from each other. They made me feel very comfortable the entire time and kept making sure I was pleased. Getting a deep cleaning went very smoothly. It was also brought to my attention that the way I was flossing was incorrect. And have since changed methods. I worked specifically with Dr. Morris. She was very nice, and took the time to explain things. Which is a huge plus for me. Dr. Morris and the staff members worked effortlessly together. I was comfortable enough to sit back and relax, strangely enough, while having cavities drilled and fillings put in. Billing and scheduling appointments, as well as follow up for confirmation of upcoming appointments was very easy. I will say my favorite part of the experience was how friendly of an environment the staff has created. That alone is deserving of a 5 star review, and the rest is honestly icing on the cake. I highly recommend this practice on all fronts and will continue using them!

    Eric F
  • I transferred from a long-term and very good relationship with my former dentist because of a move, and I was a little apprehensive about a new dentist. Dr. Morris has been great. She is friendly, patient-concerned and the office is new, comfortable and clean. Everyone seems to enjoy working there. I feel like I'm in good hands!

    Christopher P
  • Dr. Morris and her staff are very professional. Additionally, she as well as her staff have an excellent "bedside manner." The office is new and well equipped. If one has an appointment and an earlier one opens up, Dr. Morris offers it to her patients as she did with my last appointment.

    David G
  • I have never met a staff so nice and charming. This staff will make you feel comfortable and relaxed in Dr. Morris's Spa like office and everyone is professional and approachable too. Andrea R. explained the process of my appointment and procedures and is definitely a highly-educated and thorough dental hygenist -- SHE IS A ROCKSTAR. I'm so glad that Dr. Morris and her dental team have been my "go-to" for the last 5 years, and I wont be going anywhere else! Overall - A++ Dr. Morris...highly recommended to my family and friends!!!

    Adam O
  • I've been a patient of Dr. Mitzi Morris for many years, and recommend her without reservation. The office is modern. clean and spacious. The staff has always been welcoming and very helpful. And the women who work for her as dental technicians are fantastic; they do a professional and effective deep cleaning, but with a careful, gentle touch. It is clear to me that Dr. Morris reads her professional journals and upgrades her practice to stay very current with the latest best practices in dentistry. (I have had some dentists who stopped updating their practices after leaving dental school!) With Dr. Morris you can count on receiving the very latest dental technology. Her prices are very fair, and I have never been surprised by an unexpected cost or had problems with insurance not covering services rendered.

    Bruce C
  • I have never experienced an office so down to earth, so outgoing and so willing to satisfy. If you've grown to dread the dentist then lay down your sword and give this office a shot.

    Marc Mamane

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