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Stopping by our dental practice for a checkup on tooth sensitivity can be a breeze . . . literally! We’ll use apparatuses (including an air blower) to find out which of your teeth are most sensitive and why. Read on to find out a little more about what your visit could be like.

If you have a visit with the doctor for an inspection of sensitive teeth, the doctor will use a spray gun to blow air onto the chompers and find out which are the most sensitive. In some cases, Dr. Kevin Oakes will be able to recommend desensitization agents or closing off tubules through services that can take place during that same visit. In other cases, Dr. Kevin Oakes might endorse restorative dentistry procedures like fillings and crowns, which generally require a second visit and some preparation work. Whichever the case is, you can rest easy understanding that Dr. Kevin Oakes and the Dental Arts of Frederick staff are working to resolve your discomfort.

Tooth sensitivity is a very rampant condition. While the exact number is unknown, it has been estimated that up to 75 percent of the population suffers from tooth sensitivity. This alarming percentage is most likely too high, however, and a safer figure is about 20 percent. All of the pearly whites can be affected by tooth sensitivity, but canines are the chompers most commonly affected.

You can reach the Dental Arts of Frederick team at 301-663-5552 to arrange your appointment at the Frederick, Maryland, office of Dr. Kevin Oakes.