Now accepting Telehealth appointments. Schedule a virtual visit.

Tooth Sensitivity

3D MicroEndo

Endodontists located in Upper East Side, Gramercy, and Tribeca, New York, NY

If you have a tooth that’s extremely sensitive to temperature or touch, it could be a sign of tooth decay or an abscess. At 3D MicroEndo, the experienced endodontists diagnose and treat the causes of tooth sensitivity at their three locations in the Upper East Side, Gramercy Park, and Tribeca neighborhoods of Manhattan. Call your nearest New York City office or schedule a consultation online for state-of-the-art endodontic treatment.

Tooth Sensitivity Q & A

What causes tooth sensitivity?

Tooth sensitivity is often due to either worn enamel, exposed tooth roots, or decay or damage inside a tooth. You might also have tooth sensitivity from other issues, including:

  • Recent dental work 
  • Broken or cracked teeth
  • Loose or damaged filling
  • Gum disease

Tooth sensitivity might be fleeting or could linger, depending on its cause. Your sensitivity could be triggered by hot or cold temperatures or touch. In some cases, you might not have an identifiable trigger.

When should I talk to a dentist about tooth sensitivity?

Tooth sensitivity is often a warning sign of a dental health problem, and you shouldn’t ignore it. If you have temporary tooth sensitivity that subsides quickly, such as a rapid tingle when you eat something very cold, you could change to a toothpaste for sensitive teeth. 

However, you should continue to pay attention to your tooth sensitivity and contact the team at 3D MicroEndo if your symptoms persist for more than a week or two. 

How is the cause of tooth sensitivity diagnosed?

The team of expert endodontists at 3D MicroEndo provides thorough exams to identify the cause of your tooth sensitivity and any other symptoms. They use advanced 3D scans and X-rays to examine the inside of your teeth and look for thin enamel. 

Your endodontist also checks each individual tooth for signs of gum recession, exposed tooth roots, and other potential causes of your sensitivity. 

How is tooth sensitivity treated?

Treatment for sensitive teeth depends on the condition causing it. Your endodontist might recommend noninvasive therapies such as using toothpaste for sensitive teeth, fluoride treatments, or dental bonding to cover and protect exposed tooth roots or areas of worn away enamel. 

However, if your sensitivity is due to internal tooth decay, they offer state-of-the-art root canal procedures to remove decayed and inflamed tissue from your affected tooth before filling and sealing the tooth to prevent future decay, sensitivity, or pain. 

The team uses innovative equipment, including 3D scans, lighting, microscopes, and rotary instruments, to carefully treat even the most difficult-to-access canals in your teeth.

If you have persistent tooth sensitivity, call 3D MicroEndo today or make an appointment online for expert diagnosis and treatment.