Tooth Pain Tulsa – Why Does My Tooth Hurt When Eating Sweets?

The Perfect Smile Tulsa can tell you why your tooth hurts when you eat sweets.

Many times we have had patients ask this question, when they were otherwise not experiencing any dental problems. It just seemed their tooth ached when they ate sweets. This condition is more common than you might believe and is not necessarily because of cavities or prior root canal treatments. The real problem might be something known as Dentin Hypersensitivity.

Dentin Hypersensitivity

In cases of Dentin Hypersensitivity, teeth become very sensitive to certain tastes. Some teeth are sensitive to extreme cold or very hot food and some are sensitive to sweets. The pain is normally severe and extremely uncomfortable, but it usually remains for only a short period of time. In other words, the pain starts and ends very quickly.

Dentin Hypersensitivity can be the result of several different situations. For example, brushing wrong can cause Dentin Hypersensitivity. Many people are not aware of the correct way to brush their teeth and often they mistakenly use a hard bristle toothbrush for the job. Remember a tooth brush should be changed every 3 to 4 months to keep it from damaging teeth.

Acute Trauma to the Mouth

Acute trauma to the mouth, like having a chipped tooth or a fractured tooth also can cause Dentin Hypersensitivity. Always, have your teeth examined if you experience trauma to the mouth. Polishing the root surface is yet another action that leads to sensitive teeth. This is because polishing can cause a gap to form which can result in teeth sensitivity.

Poor Diet and Eating Habits

One of the most vital reasons for Dentin Hypersensitivity is poor diet or poor eating habits. Something as simple as making sure to have the proper amount of Vitamin C plays a big role in helping to prevent Dentin Hypersensitivity. Vitamin C is very essential for proper oral health. If you do not receive adequate amounts of Vitamin C, you may be prone to different oral problems. And, of course, tooth decay or any other periodontal disease can also result in teeth sensitivity.

Many treatment options are available for sensitive teeth. If you are experiencing sensitivity in your teeth, give us a call. Don’t put it off. You do not have to continue to deal with the pain. We will suggest the right treatment depending on the exact cause and symptoms you are experiencing.

The Perfect Smile Tulsa is a general and cosmetic dentistry, located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. We would love to discuss your dental health and needs. Feel free to browse our website to learn more about us and the services we offer. Call us for a consultation today!


Dr. Mark Davis at the Perfect Smile Tulsa has 5 Star ratings in Tulsa Dentist Reviews.

Mark M. Davis, DDS General and Cosmetic Dentist in Tulsa since 1982

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