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Teeth gaps and Sensitivity

Posted on 2/15/2024 by Weo Admin
Paiten with teeth gap before getting their teeth cleaned at Implant and Periodontal Wellness Center of Arizona in Phoenix, AZGaps between teeth, also known as diastema, are a common dental concern affecting people of all ages. These gaps can cause various dental issues, including gum sensitivity, cavities, and bad breath. While gaps between teeth may not raise concerns initially, delaying professional intervention can compromise oral function and overall health. In this article, we will explore the causes of teeth gaps, the relationship between missing teeth and sensitivity problems, and how to address these concerns for better oral health.

Cause of Teeth Gaps

Gaps or missing teeth are often a result of various factors. Genetics is a common cause, as individuals may inherit traits that result in naturally spaced teeth. Another reason for excessively spaced teeth is prolonged pacifier use or thumb-sucking during childhood, which exerts pressure on teeth, causing them to shift and create gaps. In addition, gum disease, or periodontal disease, can cause the deterioration of tooth-supporting structures, resulting in loose teeth and spaces between them. The best preventive measure is to address the factors contributing to teeth gaps, mitigating further damage and enhancing oral health and aesthetics.

Gaps and Teeth Sensitivity

Improper teeth alignment because of gaps or missing teeth can cause heightened sensitivity issues. While alignment issues may not affect oral function, exposure to tooth roots can cause discomfort and pain. Teeth roots are often exposed in areas where gaps or gum recession occurs. Unlike the protective outer layer, enamel, exposed roots are more sensitive to temperature and pressure, causing increased sensitivity to hot and cold foods or beverages.

People with gaps also experience poor tooth protection for neighboring teeth, making them more prone to damage and sensitivity. If you have noticed that you are developing gaps between teeth, call a dental professional for help. Delaying dental care can contribute to teeth sensitivity and other complications. Schedule a consultation today with our dentist to determine the severity of the damage and address cosmetic and oral health concerns associated with gaps in teeth.

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