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Ease the Pain of Sensitive Teeth Fort Mill, SC
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Dentin Hypersensitivity, most frequently referred to as “sensitive teeth,” is one of the most common complaints that dentists deal with on a regular basis with their patients. Hot drinks like coffee, cold beverages, and ice cream are often the most common culprits for affecting sensitive teeth. People will feel a painful, sharp reaction from the consumption of these foods and drinks, often times unbearable. The good news is that, for most patients, the pain of sensitive teeth can be eased.

The teeth are covered by a hard layer of enamel, and their roots are protected by what is known as the cementum. Both the enamel and the cementum protect the inner layer of the tooth called the dentin layer. This layer is made up of microscopic tubules that are full of nerve endings and are incredibly sensitive. Whenever the tooth’s enamel does not fully cover the dentin layer, hot or cold foods and beverages (as well as that cool air that the dental hygienist blows on your teeth) can cause short, sharp sensations of pain.

Tooth sensitivity should never be ignored, and it should be brought to your dentist’s attention. While there are some cases of extreme dental concerns, most cases of sensitive teeth can be treated and reversed with minimally invasive methods. The most common first step is for patients to begin using toothpaste that is specifically for sensitive teeth. Toothpastes for sensitive teeth contain ingredients that block off the nerve endings of the tubules in the dentin layer. In order for patients to receive maximum benefit, these toothpastes should be used for at least a month. If you are whitening your teeth at home, it will be advised that you take a break from bleaching until your teeth are no longer extremely sensitive. If receding gums are causing your teeth to be extra sensitive, it will most often be advised that patients use a very soft, pulsing toothbrush (e.g. Sonicare) so that the gums will heal and grow back into their proper places.

At Gold Hill Dentistry, we are here to serve our patients and ensure that they have the most optimal oral health. If you are suffering from sensitive teeth, please do not continue to suffer alone. Let us help you find the relief you need.

Posted on behalf of Gold Hill Dentistry

2848 Pleasant Road, #104
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Phone: (803) 547-4466

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Marsha Rose

The staff at Gold Hill Dentistry is wonderful. They are polite, professional and helpful I have a history of working as both a dental assistant and hygienist in another state. I’m extremely particular when it comes to my dental care. My daughter recommended Gold Hill. I am very pleased with my dental care. I highly recommend the practice.

Don Rowley

The entire staff at Gold Hill Family Dentistry are professional, friendly, and very good at what they do. I’ve made numerous recommendations to family and friends. Very happy with the dental work they do. Scheduling, insurance processing, and follow up are always first class. Dr Kavi is the man.

Angelique Autumn McGowan

I highly recommend this dental practice. The staff are gracious, helpful, courteous and accommodating. Dr. Sagunarthy is a wonderful dentist. This is from someone who has always suffered with dental and gum issues. He is current on dental information, kind, gentle and professional! I am so happy to have found this practice!

Richard DeCristo

Dr. Sagunarthy is one of if not the best dentist I ever went to. He recently replaced a crown that was botched by another dentist and the procedure was done perfectly and painlessly. I first went to Gold Hill Dentistry for a second opinion on four crowns and maybe a root canal I needed asap from another dentist in Fort Mill. As it turned out I needed the crown replacement and only one other at a later date. That’s about $6000.00 I saved leaving this OTHER FORT MILL DENTIST. In addition to this wonderful dentist, the total staff is outstanding.

Chrissy Jaselskis

Awesome dentist. Everyone was nice and professional. Very thorough job cleaning my teeth. Lots of great conversations. Staff made an uncomfortable place for me very comfortable. Thank you.

Thomas Dorsett

Very professional and caring staff. Highly recommend the service, they take personal care with all patience. I have experienced some of the best Hygienist.

Bill Strickland

Great staff. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Would heartily recommend as they have been taking care of my family for years.

Midge Zimmerman

I have dental anxiety. I dreaded locating a dentist after recently moving to the area. I had gone to another dentist in the area but quickly changed to Gold Hill Denistry. Dr. Sagarnathy and staff are always kind, gentle and concerned with my well being. They also do a really good dental work. Other than routine work, I have had an implant, and chipped tooth repaired, all are doing well.

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2848 Pleasant Road, #104
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Phone: (803) 547-4466