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If you get sharp pains in your teeth when drinking hot or cold beverages, you are not alone? Tooth sensitivity is a common dental health problem experienced by many individuals and can be caused by a variety of factors. However common, you should not ignore tooth sensitivity. This symptom may be trying to give you important information about your dental health. Read on to find out more about tooth sensitivity and its causes.

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 and/or tooth roots exposed to stimuli. This wearing away of the protective coating (enamel) on your teeth can be caused by consuming highly acidic foods such as wine, citrus fruits and juices, sports drinks and energy drinks. It can also be caused by prolonged exposure to stomach acids as a result of uncontrolled acid reflux or bulimia. 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’s enamel. If your tooth erosion is being caused by bulimia or acid reflux, your dentist may recommend that you visit your doctor and get treatment for the underlying medical condition that is causing your symptoms.

If you have a sharp pain in a specific tooth, this could be a sign of tooth decay or infection. In this case, it is important to visit your dentist as soon as possible. You may need a simple dental filling to treat a cavity. However, if the decay has progressed to the point of weakening the structure of the tooth, you may require a dental crown. 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. Failure to seek timely treatment for an infected tooth can lead to more serious and painful dental problems including an abscessed tooth.

Ignoring tooth sensitivity and/or tooth pain can only lead to expensive and painful dental health problems. If you are experiencing pain or sensitivity in an individual tooth or all of your teeth, schedule an appointment with your dentist today. After a thorough evaluation, you dentist can recommend the most appropriate method of treating your symptoms and the underlying cause of your pain.

Posted on behalf of Crabapple Dental

12670 Crabapple Road, #110
Alpharetta, GA 30004

Phone: (678) 319-0123


Monday: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday: 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Friday: 7:30 AM – 3:00 PM

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Crabapple Dental

4.7 / 5.0

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Aly C.

This dental practice is a gem! The front desk staff are kind, efficient and welcoming. I was pleasantly surprised at the clinical staff’s fantastic bedside manner. Everything was explained in advance and this was very appreciated. My teeth have never felt better! Love, love, love the hygienist that worked with me. She is a rockstar. Thank you to the whole gang!

Caitlin G.

I've been going to Crabapple dental for many years and I can honestly say Dr. Roberts and her team are by far the best. It's hard to find a good dentist that takes the time to get to know you and truly cares about your health. I knew Dr. Roberts was special when she filled a few cavities for me, then called me later that night to make sure I was ok. I feel at home when I'm there and they always treat me so well. Kelly is so wonderful! She takes her time and makes going to the dentist an easy task. I never stress about going because I know she'll take care of me. She is so pleasant and efficient; truly the best experience and I leave feeling great. Both Kelly and Dr. Roberts are so gentle and that is the most important thing to me. Dr. Roberts has the most updated equipment and beautiful office to give the best experience. I travel from downtown to see them because they are the best! Don't hesitate to make an appointment; you won't be disappointed!!

Kim B.

This is by far the most customer focused dental practice I’ve ever experienced. Starting with Dr Roberts and her entire staff! Immediately I felt I was a priority and my anxiety slowly disappeared. She has state of the art technology and is a pleasure to work with!! She contacted me after hours to check on me after certain procedures!! Highly recommend!!!! A very warm and nurturing environment!!

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Crabapple Dental

12670 Crabapple Road, #110
Alpharetta, GA 30004

(678) 319-0123