The Facts About Sensitive Teeth

Tooth sensitivity is a common dental concern that affects many patients. Tooth sensitivity can be caused by many different factors and can cause great discomfort making it difficult to eat and drink. Clearwater, FL dentist Dr. Natasha Radosovljevic wants to test your knowledge, what do you know about sensitive teeth? Take this Fact or Fiction dental knowledge quiz on tooth sensitivity to find out.

Fact or Fiction: Sensitive Teeth

  1. Fact or Fiction: Gum Disease is not a common cause of sensitive teeth.
  2. Fact or Fiction: Sensitive teeth can be treated by a dentist.
  3. Fact or Fiction: Exposed dentin, caused by eroded tooth enamel, is a common cause of sensitivity in your teeth.
  4. Fact or Fiction: If switching from hot foods to cold foods hurts, you may be experiencing tooth sensitivity.


  1. Fiction: Gum disease is a bacterial infection that affects the health of your entire body. Advanced gum disease may cause your gums to swell and eventually to recede from your teeth. AS the gum line recedes, the root of the tooth becomes exposed. Exposed roots can cause hypersensitivity. Teeth roots are very sensitive to changes in temperature and pressure. Dr. Radosavljecic offers treatment options for gum disease to help patients restore their oral health.
  2. Fact: Sensitive teeth can be treated by Dr. Radosavljevic. Treatment will depend on the cause of your tooth sensitivity, treatment will vary and some patients may need multiple procedures to fully restore their optimal oral health. Some dental treatment options include dental crowns, gum surgery, or over the counter sensitivity toothpaste. Every dental treatment plan is personally customized by Dr. Rado to for your optimal oral health.
  3. Fact: Dentin is the material in the center of your teeth that contains many tiny nerves. Tooth enamel is the protective outer coating that shields the tooth’s nerve endings. When tooth enamel wears away, the dentin becomes exposed leaving nerve endings susceptible to temperature changes that cause discomfort. Age, tooth decay, and a highly acidic diet can all cause tooth erosion and dentin exposure.
  4. Fact: The most common indicator of tooth sensitivity is a pain or discomfort when switching from hot to cold. If you are eating a hot food and switch to your glass of water and feel a sharp pain, you may have tooth sensitivity.

Schedule An Appointment

If you have sensitive teeth schedule an appointment with Dr.Radosavljevic. During your consultation, our dental care team will help diagnose the root of your tooth sensitivity. Through a conservative dental treatment plan, our dental care team will help to restore your healthy smile so you can enjoy your best oral health.