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Did you know that tooth decay and tooth sensitivity are related? Noticing the times when you have sensitivity and logging them can be beneficial during your next visit to Dr. Alex Osovsky‘s office. Read on to find out more about what tooth breakdown and tooth sensitivity have in common.

Side effects of tooth sensitivity are generally related to tooth breakdown, so if you’re hurting from tooth sensitivity it could be an early signal that your chompers are decaying. When teeth decay, chewing, swallowing and speaking all become very difficult, and the wellbeing of your oral cavity (and probably your body) will be thrown out of whack. In children and some adults, tooth sensitivity may lead to a decreased desire to eat and resulting weight issues.

Tooth sensitivity does not really have formal classifications for severity, but you can think of the ailment as coming in two kinds: normal tooth sensitivity and dentin hypersensitivity. Teeth are designed to give some feedback to stimulation such as heat, so if you feel a little sensation to the teeth when you’re eating, you’re experiencing normal tooth sensitivity. If you suffer excruciating discomfort to the pearly whites when eating, you are most likely experiencing dentin hypersensitivity.

Need help? Contact us at 847-850-0600 to set up a checkup with Dr. Alex Osovsky and the Buffalo Grove, Illinois, Dental Esthetics of Buffalo Grove team today!