Roots of teeth Gilbert, AZ
The root of a tooth includes the lower two-thirds of your teeth that is buried under your jawbone. When gum disease develops, the bacteria that cause the disease can also dissolve bone around tooth root. Dissolved bone and receding gums demand more tooth is exposed. Without protection from healthy gums and bone, the root becomes sensitive to hot and cold. It becomes so sensitive that you may not be able to eat on those parts of your teeth.
If root exposure is not severe in tooth, you can use special toothpaste to help with sensitivity in teeth. The best way to manage root sensitivity is to prevent gum disease by creating a good oral health routine with brushing and flossing. Try a soft bristle toothbrush to avoid gum irritation.
If you have more questions about why your teeth are sensitive, give Power Ranch Dental a call at (480) 988- 2282.