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When chompers stay sensitive for too long, it’s likely that they’re an indication of a larger underlying condition, such as periodontal disease. Left untreated, periodontal disease could lay waste to your mouth. But don’t worry: your friendly team at Morton Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry is here to aid you.

A general checkup includes an evaluation for tooth sensitivity. As Dr. Clifford Morton examines your teeth one by one, they will take note of your reactions to evaluate if any part of the inspection has stimulated your chompers. If they notice that you look uncomfortable, 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 decide that you are hurting from tooth sensitivity.

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

Please dial 770-973-0141 now to speak with the Morton Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry location in Marietta, Georgia, and schedule a checkup with Dr. Clifford Morton today!