Skip to main content

Tooth Sensitivity: Nuisance or Serious Dental Health Problem?

Woman with a toothache

Do your teeth sometimes ache for no reason? Do you have a sharp pain in a specific tooth? Do you get severe pains in your teeth when drinking hot or cold beverages? These are three different examples of tooth sensitivity. So, what does it mean? Is your tooth pain a simply a nuisance or is it a sign of a serious dental health problem? It is important to figure this out, with the help of your dentist.

Tooth sensitivity is a common problem and can be caused by a variety of factors. It should not be ignored because your tooth pain may be your body’s way of trying to tell you something important about your dental health. If your teeth are sensitive to heat and cold and seem to ache all over, this can be an indication that the protective covering on your teeth (dentin) has been worn away leaving your teeth exposed to stimuli. This wearing away of the protective coating on your teeth can be caused by consuming highly acidic foods such as wine, citrus fruits and juices, sports drinks, energy drinks and more. In this case, your dentist may recommend special toothpastes, rinses or other products that treat tooth sensitivity. There are also some products on the market that can be used to strengthen your teeth. Your dentist may also recommend that you cut down on the consumption of these foods and beverages and that you brush your teeth or at least rinse your mouth with water after consuming them.

If you have a sharp pain in a specific tooth, this could be a sign of tooth decay or infection. You may have a cavity and just need a simple dental filling. However, if the nerve and pulp on the inside of the tooth is infected, root canal therapy may be needed to remove the infected portion and seal the tooth to prevent further infection. Ignoring severe pain in a specific tooth can lead to more serious and expensive dental health problems including an abscessed tooth and tooth loss.

If you have frequent tooth sensitivity or severe tooth pain in a specific area of your mouth, it is time to schedule an appointment with your dentist so he or she can get to the root of the problem and recommend the appropriate treatment. To protect your long-term dental health, call and schedule your appointment today.

Posted on the behalf of Mitzi Morris, DMD, PC

Circle us on Google+

Mitzi Morris, DMD, PC – Roswell Dentist
1295 Hembree Rd, Suite B202
Roswell, GA 30076
Phone: 678-459-2990

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
  • Going to a new dentist can be stressful, but this experience was the BEST I have ever had. Dr. Morris and Dr. Fields are a cut above the rest, and they offer state of the art technology, and an environment that takes the sting out of going to the dentist for sure. Conveniently located in Roswell, the staff is caring, patient-focused, and efficient. I've never smiled so much at a dentist's office! I highly recommend friends and family making their next visit to this dentist. Pain free!!!!

    Lesley G
  • 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

Load more reviews Write a review

Contact Us

Phone

678-459-2990

Office Hours

Monday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Social Media

Address

1295 Hembree Rd, Suite B202
Roswell, GA 30076

Request an Appointment

Fill out the form below to request an appointment





678-459-2990 Request an Appointment