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Are You Living With Sensitive Teeth Marietta, GA
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Do you dread that twinge of tooth pain that comes with your first sip of coffee in the morning? Do you avoid ice cream with your family because of sensitive teeth? At Pure Smiles Dentistry, we encourage you to investigate your tooth pain instead of choosing to live with it. While this is a very common dental complaint and not always a cause for alarm, teeth sensitivity can be a warning sign that something needs to be addressed within your smile. More importantly, a dentist can often lessen or fix this disruptive tooth pain so that you can enjoy the foods you love – despite their temperature.

What Causes Tooth Sensitivity?

Tooth sensitivity occurs because the nerves inside the tooth are irritated or inflamed in some way. There are multiple reasons why this can happen, and knowing the anatomy of your tooth can help you understand them. The outer layer of a tooth is made of enamel, which is the strongest substance in the human body. Underneath the enamel, however, is a softer dentin layer that extends down to the tooth root and has tiny pathways (tubules) that lead to the center of the tooth. The innermost part of a tooth, known as the pulp, is where the tooth nerves reside.

When the outer enamel layer of a tooth wears thin or becomes damaged, the nerve endings of the dentin are more exposed, which causes significant pain when hot, cold or acidic substances are introduced. The same disruptive reaction occurs if the root of a tooth gets exposed, such as when the gums recede.

Unfortunately, there are several factors, habits or situations that can cause the enamel to become damaged or the gums to recede, including the following:

  • Aggressive brushing habits (too much force wears away enamel)
  • Consuming highly acidic foods and beverages
  • Tooth decay
  • Worn or leaky fillings
  • Broken, chipped or cracked teeth
  • Gum recession (caused by gum disease)
  • Bruxism (teeth grinding)
  • Excessive teeth bleaching

At Pure Smiles Dentistry, we believe that every patient deserves a comfortable and pain-free smile. If you are suffering from sensitive teeth, let our dentists investigate the cause to ensure there is not something more serious going on. Depending on the culprit of your tooth pain, we can provide a number of effective treatment options, ranging from tooth-colored fillings and bonding to periodontal therapy and more. Call our Marietta office today.

Posted on behalf of Pure Smiles Marietta

2655 Dallas Hwy #510
Marietta, GA 30064

Phone: (770) 422-8776

FAX: (770) 428-2207


Mon - Wed: 7AM – 7PM
Thu, Fri: 7AM – 4PM
Sat: 8AM – 3PM, twice a month

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What Pure Smiles Marietta Patient Says

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  • Kim P.

    Dr Patel answered my call for practically in the middle of the night. He came and had no other appointments for the day! Just to help me. The facility was immaculate and him and his hygienist were so helpful. I wish I remembered her name. It had been a while since I had been to the dentist and they never made me feel judged. Great team of people. If you are looking for a dentist give Dr. P and his team a try you won't be disappointed! See u in 2 weeks Dr. P.!i

  • Lisa O.

    Hands down the best dentist I have found. I took all three of my kids and myself. This is a welcoming, child-friendly team. It is readily apparent how well this team works together to make every patient, no matter what age, feel comfortable. I appreciate these people so much. Thank you for being such an outstanding dentist team, Pure Smiles!

  • Carmelita Ch.-H.

    Doctor/Staff is very friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Always make sure you feel comfortable. Pam is an excellent Hygienist. Office space is always clean and tidy. I would recommend this office as we have been going there for the past 12 years.

  • Hudson H.

    I usually HATE the dentist! I saw all these good reviews and was a bit skeptical, but after visiting this office I now know they’re all legit. Pure Smiles made me feel comfortable and was very considerate to me. I normally leave the dentist angry, this time however I was so pleased! Everyone was empathetic and went over and beyond to help me. Everything from scheduling to payment options, they cared. I actually want to floss now.

  • Michelle P.

    I only have positive things to say about Dr.Patel and the staff at Pure Smiles in Marietta. I was in bad shape with a wisdom tooth that needed to be removed. I was seen the same morning that I called, and everything was finished in under an hour. I received a check-up call that afternoon, which I felt was very thoughtful. I went back for an overall exam the following week, and I left their office feeling great about my future dental health. Do not hesitate to call Pure Smiles. The staff is kind, efficient, and up-to-date on dental advances.

  • Kashni S.

    Everyone from the front desk to our Dentist was wonderful. Dr. Sanil Patel was truly impeccable - everything was clean. He offers various services to meet all your cosmetic and medical dental needs in one place!! Check it out for yourself.

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We are conveniently located on Dallas Highway near many restaurants and shops!

2655 Dallas Hwy #510
Marietta, GA 30064

Mon - Wed: 7AM – 7PM
Thu, Fri: 7AM – 4PM
Sat: 8AM – 3PM, twice a month