Taking Sensitivity Seriously

Everyone has a different threshold when it comes to experiencing and handing discomfort. As a result, your tooth sensitivity may prove excruciating and frustrating, while another patient simply ignores the sensation. Here’s what you need to know about this oral health concern: Whether you’re wonderful at tolerating it or not, sensitivity may suggest something serious is going on with your smile – though that is not always the case. If you notice this type of change, we encourage you to give us a call right away. Give us a moment of your time to explain why.

It Makes Daily Tasks Difficult

Think about how often you use your teeth on a daily basis. You use them to chew food during breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You use them to form words as you speak to friends, loved ones, colleagues, and more. They often touch one another even while you are at rest. As a result, tooth sensitivity has the capacity to disrupt your usual habits – essential habits, we might add – putting a cramp in your life.

It Could Mean Hygiene Issues

It’s entirely possible that the cause of your tooth sensitivity is entirely your own doing – but you might not even realize it! If you are overzealous with your dental hygiene (brushing and flossing) or you’re using a harsh product, this can aggravate your teeth, lead to gum recession, and sensitivity may follow. Fortunately, this is an easy fix.

It Could Mean An Oral Health Problem

Tooth sensitivity may also point to an issue like an infected tooth, oral cancer, decay, or gum disease. See us ASAP, so we can get to the bottom of the issue and move forward with treatment if necessary.


Combining experience in oral and maxillofacial surgery with a genuine care for their patients’ health and comfort, the team at Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgery is ready to improve the health and beauty of smiles in the Sonoma County and North Bay area. To schedule a consultation, contact our office by calling 707-545-4625 (Santa Rosa) or 707-584-1630 (Rohnert Park).