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Posts for tag: Tooth Sensitivity

By Franklin Dental
June 15, 2017
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Tooth Sensitivity  

Is tooth sensitivity keeping you from enjoying your favorite foods and drinks?tooth sensitivity

You would love to drink that refreshing iced coffee to get you going in the morning but your teeth are already protesting with the first sip. You may be wondering what is going on with your teeth and what you can do to quell their anguish (after all, you really want to enjoy your iced coffee). Our Franklin, WI, dentist, Dr. John Olsen, is here to provide a little insight into tooth sensitivity and what you can do to reduce your discomfort.

Why are my teeth sensitive?

Your teeth are comprised of different layers. Under the outer layer of your teeth, known as enamel, you have the dentin layer. The dentin layer covers the nerve of the tooth. So, if enamel begins to erode or if gums start to recede, the dentin will be exposed and lead to tooth sensitivity.

Why is my tooth sensitivity?

It isn’t always possible to figure out on your own why you are experiencing dental sensitivity. This is best left to our Franklin dental professional to figure out for you. We will examine your smile and possibly run certain tests to help us thoroughly determine what is to blame. You may have gum disease or a cavity, both of which can easily be treated, or you may have tooth erosion, which we can provide you with ways to prevent this issue from getting worse or offer up cosmetic restorations that can also cover the tooth to protect it.

How is tooth sensitivity treated?

If your sensitivity is because of a cavity, we will remove the decay and place a dental filling. If gum disease is to blame, we will determine if root scaling and planing is the best way to thoroughly deep clean your teeth, gums and tooth roots to remove plaque and tartar buildup and improve the health of your gums.

If the dentin is exposed due to wear and tear, there are simple measures such as applying dental bonding resin over these areas to provide additional protection. We may also recommend special toothpaste, which can help reduce sensitivity with regular use.

If you find that you aren’t able to tackle tooth sensitivity on your own, then it’s time you turned to Franklin, WI, dental professionals that you can trust to provide you with the very best in care. Call Franklin Dental today and let them know that you need help tackling your tooth sensitivity.

Dr. John Olsen

Dr. John Olsen

For over 24 years, Dr. John has been successfully restoring the smiles and improving the lives of people in the Milwaukee area with his expert knowledge and attention to detail.

Dr. John strives for excellence and holds a number of impressive titles including:

  • Diplomat in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)

  • Mastership in Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) & Regional Director

  • Induction into the International College of Dentists

  • Certified with American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE)


He frequently is invited to speak and teach workshops around the country to help spread his expert knowledge in the dental fields. Additionally, he regularly attends trainings and workshops to continue his own education.


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