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J.J. Perkiomaki DMD PC September 2013 Newsletter
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Dr. Perkiomaki and his professional staff offer consistent, team-oriented care. This team approach extends to close relationships with specialists in orthodontics, pedodontics, oral surgery, endodontics, periodontics and other areas of expertise. We love hearing from you, send us questions or comments by clicking the "submit question" link below
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Are your Teeth Sensitive?
Do you find yourself shivering or wincing in pain from really hot or cold foods? If you do, you might be suffering from sensitive teeth. There are many reasons that this can occur and also many ways to treat it. Understanding what you might be experiencing can help you be informed when you talk to your dentist and will help you find the perfect solution to end your discomfort.

Why Teeth Get Sensitive
Your teeth are protected by enamel and cementum. Enamel is the outer white part of the tooth that you see and cementum is the outer layer of your tooth beneath the gum line. When either of these are damaged, the dentin, which lies underneath is exposed. The dentin is much more sensitive than enamel or cementum and contains small tubes that lead to the nerve endings. This is what causes you to feel pain or tingling from hot or cold foods.

Reasons for Sensitive Teeth
There are numerous reasons that you could be suffering from sensitive teeth. Some of the most common reasons include decay and gum disease. Occasionally people with worn fillings or fractured teeth will also suffer.

Treatment
There are a variety of ways to help people with sensitive teeth. At home, you can use special toothpaste that helps to decrease the sensitivity. If this does not help, we may be able to help you in a variety of ways depending on the reason for the sensitivity. A few of the techniques that can be performed include the application of fluoride, applying a crown, performing a root canal or gum grafting. Talk to us today about your sensitivity and get your mouth comfortable once again.
Do you Have Gingivitis?
Do you suffer from bleeding gums? If you do, it is important to speak to your dentist right away. You could be exhibiting early signs of gingivitis. It is important to realize normal dental hygiene should never cause bleeding gums. It doesn't matter if you have just started a new dental routine or you have changed toothbrushes. If you are experiencing bleeding on a regular basis it is time to speak with us. You could be suffering from gingivitis, which is the predecessor to periodontal disease.

Why Do I Grind My Teeth?
You may be grinding or clenching your teeth and not even know it. Tooth grinding, or bruxism, is very common but it can lead to serious dental damage. Stress, some drugs, and misaligned teeth can also contribute to bruxism.

Tooth sensitivity, headaches, earaches, a sore jaw or even ringing in your ears can be clues. We can often tell if you are grinding your teeth so get regular checkups. We have several ways of helping you resolve this condition.
Dr. Perkiomaki and his professional staff offer consistent, team-oriented care. This team approach extends to close relationships with specialists in orthodontics, pedodontics, oral surgery, endodontics, periodontics and other areas of expertise. We love hearing from you, send us questions or comments by clicking the "submit question" link below



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