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Sensitive Teeth and Gum Recession Gainesville, GA
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Have coffee, soup or ice cream become off limits due to your sensitive teeth? Teeth sensitivity is a common dental concern that can be caused by different factors. One of the most common reasons for sensitive teeth, however, involves your gums.

How Receding Gums Cause Tooth Pain

Your gums are the foundation of your smile. These soft tissues not only hold your teeth in place, but they also protect much of our tooth structure. If the gums recede or shrink, the roots of your teeth are more exposed. Unfortunately, this lower structure of a tooth does not have the enamel covering like the upper portion (tooth crown). Without proper protection, exposed tooth roots are highly sensitive to hot and cold elements because the inner nerves are easily accessible. If your gums have receded, things like hot soup or ice cream can often trigger a painful nerve response. Most patients describe it as a wincing pain.

Advanced gum recession may require gum grafting. However, if the issue is minor, the best thing to do is prevent your gums from receding any further.

Preventing Gum Recession

There are several factors that can contribute to gum recession. The most common culprits include the following:

  • Brushing too hard
  • Clenching and grinding your teeth
  • Genetics

Reducing Current Teeth Sensitivity

If you have root sensitivity, you don’t have to suffer through it. Talk to your dentist. At Gainesville Dental Group, we may recommend trying a special toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth. These products contain potassium nitrate and other ingredients that can help protect the tooth roots over time. Fluoride treatment can also help safeguard your teeth against painful triggers.

If your sensitive teeth and receding gums are compromising your oral health or quality of life, we can help. Call our dental experts today!

The Gainesville Dental Group
1026 Thompson Bridge Road
Gainesville, GA 30501
(770) 297-0401
Monday & Tuesday 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday & Thursday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM

Our Patient Reviews

The Gainesville Dental Group

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 32 reviews

2019 Top Patient Rated Gainesville Dentist
Bev M.

Very happy with the staff at Gainesville Dental Group. The doctors are caring and experienced. I never am left in the waiting room. The hygienist always ask thorough questions and report to the doctor before the exam, saving me from having to repeat everything. Highly recommend.

Dennis C.

I came to Gainesville Dental Group with a crown that was in bad shape and painful. Dr. Vetter was very knowledgeable about what needed to be done and went to great lengths to ensure the treatment to resolve the problem was in my best interest. He and assistant Sarah Riley were very professional yet personable. They worked together seamlessly in a manner that put me at ease and were very focused on fixing the tooth. Any physical discomfort was minimal and both Dr. Vetter and Sarah were encouraging and positive. A very good experience.

Sarah R.

I come to Gainesville Dental Group for my routine cleanings and absolutely love it! It’s very clean and I love how up to date they are with digital X-rays and photos of the teeth. I had to have a filling and they were able to point out on the screen where my cavity was on the X-ray. It’s much easier getting the work done when you have an understanding of what the doctor is doing! Dr. Vetter did my filling and the whole procedure was pain free! I can’t say enough good things about this group!

Linda H.

Dr. Gannon and Hannah were great. They talked me thru my procedure and made sure I was comfortable and pain free. The office was friendly and pleasant. My hubby and son have used them and liked them. I've found a new dentist! Thank You GDG.

Candace C.

Since I started my orthodontic treatment fifteen months ago, the staff at Gainesville Dental Group have been exceptional. Dr. Vetter is so kind and energetic and Kim puts you at ease while she works miracles! I am thrilled at my results and that they worked within my timeframe. I gladly recommend The Gainesville Dental Group for a personalized experience. Thank you!

Kayla B.

The whole office staff is amazing! Super friendly and helpful. Dr. Gannon has always been very nice and does great work! My husband sees Dr. Vetter and has only good things to say as well. I highly recommend this office!

Lorrie M.

This is by far the best dental group I have been to in a long time. The staff is wonderful and caring. From the front office to the Dentists are a class act. Very kind and explain step by step. High quality work. Don't plan on going anywhere else. My husband has had the same experience. Do yourself a favor and check them out. Tell them Lorrie sent you

Bruce Y.

Great dental visit! Went in for annual cleaning and x-rays. Donna did an awesome job and pointed out a potential issue which she brought up to the doctor who concurred. It was an excellent visit. Thank you to the "team" @ Gainesville Dental Group.

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Contact Us

1026 Thompson Bridge Road
Gainesville GA, 30501

Tel: (770) 297-0401

Opening Hours

Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Our office is open for normal business hours and we are following all ADA/CDC guidelines to ensure staff and patient safety.