I Have Metal-Free Dental Care: Why Are My Teeth Sensitive?

As you may have already learned, when you receive metal-free dental care, you are not going to have to worry about your restorations becoming hot or cold in response to foods and drinks you consume or air that hits your smile. This is very exciting when compared with the quick reaction that occurs when metal restorations are in place. So, why might you be dealing with tooth sensitivity if that’s the case? Let’s discuss.

As You Recover

Remember that when you receive a restoration, even if it’s the result of metal-free dental care, you’re irritating your tooth. Yes, of course, we numb your tissues, so that the procedure is a comfortable one. However, when we remove part of your dental tissue, your nerves don’t love it. Just think about what it’s like when you recover from a bruise, sore, etc. As you recover, you may experience a bit of sensitivity until you’ve fully healed! This is normal.

When Something Is Wrong

Now, it’s entirely possible for something to go wrong with your smile! We hope that this doesn’t happen. However, do not assume that just because you have a restoration that’s the result of metal-free dental care, you cannot experience tooth sensitivity. You might bang your tooth on something. You might accidentally irritate your gums. You may damage your restoration, allowing bacteria inside. Sensitivity may crop up as the result of many factors either in treated or untreated teeth!

What To Do?

Don’t worry. Don’t assume, either, that this has anything to do with the composite, porcelain, zirconia, or other material used. These are biocompatible and safe for your smile! However, when something doesn’t feel right, see us immediately! Rest assured, we will help you assess and address the issue!

See Us For Sensitivity ASAP

If you experience sensitivity in teeth treated with metal-free care, remember to see us. While it is not related to the material used, it may be a signal that you require dental care to address the concern. To schedule a visit for in Lake Orion, MI, call Lake Orion Family Dentistry today at 248-693-6213.

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