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Coming into our office for an inspection of tooth sensitivity can be a breeze . . . literally! We’ll use apparatuses (including an air blower) to find out which of your chompers are most sensitive and why. Read on to find out a little more about what your appointment could be like.

If you have an appointment with the doctor for an examination of sensitive chompers, the doctor will use a spray gun to blow air onto the pearly whites to see which are the most sensitive. In some cases, Dr. Obiora E. Nkwonta will be able to endorse desensitization agents or sealing tubules through services that can take place during that visit. In other cases, Dr. Obiora E. Nkwonta might endorse restorative dentistry procedures such as fillings and crowns, which generally require a second visit and some advanced work. Whichever the case is, you can rest easy knowing that Dr. Obiora E. Nkwonta and the Rainier Dental Center team are working to resolve your uneasiness.

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

You can contact the Rainier Dental Center staff at 206.329.1100 to set up your next appointment at the Seattle, Washington, office of Dr. Obiora E. Nkwonta.