Does it feel like months since you last sipped a piping hot cup of coffee without wincing a bit from the tooth discomfort? Now that the weather is warming, you might find yourself reaching for iced beverages more frequently, or even the occasional frozen treat. Unfortunately, these could also lead to dental sensitivity, especially if you are suffering from a problem like a cavity. The good news is that there are a number of modern dental restorations that can help to improve your comfort and confidence. So don’t settle for pesky tooth sensitivity. Find out what is causing it, and how you can cope.
What Are Common Symptoms of Dental Problems?
Every smile and every patient is different. That means that some people experience different symptoms than others when facing dental problems, and some will face no symptoms at all. That said, there are a number of potential indicators that your smile could be in need of restorative treatment.
For instance, sudden or heightened sensitivity could be a symptom of a cavity. Since the layer beneath the teeth’s enamel, the dentin, is less strong and more sensitive, many patients complain of sensitivity or even minor discomfort when suffering from acidic erosion. You might also notice discoloration, like white patches or grey or black spots or lines, particularly in the crevices of your teeth.
Pain is often a warning sign of dental troubles, including cavities. It could also indicate an infection, though, both of which need to be addressed quickly to prevent further damage.
How Can Restoration Help?
Dental fillings are the most common way of addressing dental cavities. Fortunately, modern fillings can be completed with minimally invasive treatment and are designed to be natural-looking. They are also made of a composite resin material, which conducts less heat than metal. This makes them more comfortable for most patients.
Porcelain crowns are another restorative option, and they can also be designed to look natural and feel comfortable.
If you find your smile in need of restorative treatment, call Lake Forest Dental Arts in Lake Forest, IL, today at 847-234-0517.