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When chompers remain sensitive for too long, it’s probable that they’re a sign of a larger underlying condition, like tooth decay. Left untreated, periodontal disease could lay waste to your mouth. But don’t worry: your friendly team at Milla Openko, DMD is here to help you.

A general visit includes a check for tooth sensitivity. As your dentist examines your chompers individually, they will pay attention to your reactions to evaluate if any part of the inspection has stimulated your teeth. If they detect that you look uneasy, they will ask you why and try to identify the problem. When they notice that the uneasiness is coming from a specific tooth, they may determine that you are suffering from tooth sensitivity.

Tooth sensitivity, also known as dentin sensitivity and dentin hypersensitivity, is a pain in the oral cavity which is sharp and caused by exposure of the dentin layer of the pearly whites to stimulants like hot and cold. While a tiny degree of sensitivity in the dentin of your chompers is normal, you may be experiencing tooth sensitivity if the pain is intense.

Please call 412.885.5590 now to reach the Milla Openko, DMD office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and plan a visit with Dr. Milla Openko. We will be happy to take care of you and your dental needs!