Sensitive Tooth Pain Relief in Atlanta, GA

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Do You Have A Tooth That Is Sensitive to Hot and/or Cold Temperatures?

Tooth sensitivity is common and some people will experience generalized sensitivity amongst many of their teeth. However, having one specific tooth or just a couple of teeth that are hypersensitive may be a sign that your tooth’s nerve system is inflamed. A tooth that feels hypersensitive to cold or heat, or which lingers with pain as a result of a hot or cold stimulus, is usually suggestive of an inflamed nerve. If not treated, this inflammation could progress to a worsening infection. Root canal treatment is the best way to address this sensitivity and thus prevent future infection.

If you’re experiencing advanced tooth sensitivity in Atlanta, you need an endodontist to diagnose the issue, stop your discomfort, and save your tooth. Call our office today. There’s no referral needed.

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What Causes Tooth Sensitivity?

Tooth sensitivity can be generalized or localized. 

Generalized tooth sensitivity most commonly occurs from bleaching teeth. To address this, we recommend you try using Sensodyne toothpaste, or any other desensitizing toothpaste.

Localized tooth sensitivity can occur from a variety of problems, including:


Tooth decay


Large fillings which approximate the nerve space


Defective or leaking fillings


Tooth trauma that exposes the sensitive underlying tooth structures


Recent dental work


Cracked teeth

These situations can lead to an inflamed or infected pulp, necessitating root canal treatment.

Sensitivity After a Root Canal?

Because the nerve supply is removed during root canal treatment, you should leave your appointment with no more sensitivity. If you continue to have sensitivity after a root canal, there may be more than one tooth causing your sensitivity. A careful evaluation will help diagnose any additional sources of sensitivity.

Dr. King performs detailed comprehensive exams to discuss any possible and definite sources of sensitivity. 

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Worried About Tooth Sensitivity? Let’s Talk

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A referral is not necessary to make an appointment.

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First time seeing Dr. King? Complete new patient forms ahead of time to save time. Questions about the cost of your visit? Just call (404) 689-7779.

Treat Your Sensitivity

Dr. King will diagnose the cause of your sensitive teeth and help you make a plan for maintaining your health and smile.

Ask Dr. King: Tooth Sensitivity

Can tooth sensitivity be fixed?

Yes. Tooth sensitivity is your mouth’s way of telling you something is wrong. Talk to a dental professional about what you’re feeling. Together you’ll be able to diagnose the cause of your sensitivity and plan the best treatment option. 

Do sensitive teeth mean I need a root canal?

No! Some sensitivity can be reversible. However, some sensitivity is a result of irreversible inflammation of your tooth’s nerve. With a proper exam, Dr. King will locate sources of cold sensitivity and discuss the best course of action to treat your sensitivity.

What can I do to help with the cold sensitivity?

For minor tooth sensitivity, desensitizing toothpaste can be helpful. If you are medically cleared to do so, taking ibuprofen can also help. Ibuprofen, also known as Advil, is an anti-inflammatory. It helps with inflammatory processes such as cold sensitivity. However, Ibuprofen is simply a temporary fix. Root canal treatment may be necessary to completely eliminate your sensitivity.

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Comfortable Care, Successful Outcomes

Don’t let that uncomfortable sensation in your tooth go unnoticed. At Endodontic Excellence of Atlanta, Dr. King offers a calming and reassuring environment and a team dedicated to your well-being. Every detail of your visit has been accounted for to ensure that treating your sensitive tooth is a pleasant experience.

No Referral Necessary!

Dr. King is ready to investigate your concern, answer your questions about abnormal tooth sensitivity, and provide the best possible treatment options.

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