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Suffering from Sensitive Teeth?

Here’s what you need to know about tooth sensitivity.
Tooth sensitivity is also known as "Dentine Hypersensitivity or Dental Hypersensitivity" is one of most prevalent dental problems characterised by a sharp; stinging sensation in your teeth while having a hot coffee, warm tea, cold beverage or a cold ice cream. It may be a temporary or a chronic problem, and it can affect one tooth, several teeth, or all the teeth in a single individual. 
Signs and Symptoms:
  • Tooth Pain: Sensitive teeth often experience sharp or sudden pain when exposed to hot or cold temperatures.
  • Sensitivity to Cold and Hot is a typical symptom and can be immediate and intense, subsiding once the stimulus is removed.
  • Pain with Sweet or Sour Foods when consuming sugary or acidic foods and beverages. This can include items like citrus fruits, soda, or candies.
  • Discomfort while Brushing or Flossing if you use a hard-bristled toothbrush or apply excessive pressure. Gum Sensitivity when touched or while brushing along the gumline.
  • Enamel Wear exposing the dentin underneath, which contains sensitive nerve endings.
Proper diagnosis is essential to address the root cause of tooth sensitivity.

Sensitive Teeth to Hot and Cold

If you’re dealing with sensitive teeth and facing problems due to tooth sensitivity, contact us to schedule a checkup.

What Causes Tooth Sensitivity?

What Causes sensitive teeth?

Your problem of tooth sensitivity starts when tooth enamel wears down, exposing the underlying surface called dentin.

The enamel acts as a protective barrier, dentin contains thousands of microscopic channels that offer direct access to your tooth pulp, which include blood vessels and nerves. Heat and cold can travel through these channels to reach these nerves, causing pain and tooth sensitivity.

Other causes wearing of Enamel- Tooth Sensitivity?

Periodontal or Gum disease
Gum recession
Tooth caries
Cracked or broken teeth
Cracked or broken teeth
Tooth clenching and grinding

How to Care for your Enamel?

Brush your teeth at least 2 times a day for 2-3 minutes. Floss regularly Consult your dentist once every 6 Months for routine preventive care. Follow all dentist recommendations and treatment plans.

Treatment for Sensitive Teeth

To treat sensitive teeth, it is essential for you to know what’s going on in your mouth. For example, if gum disease or gum recession is to blame, you may require laser therapy, a gum graft, or other periodontal treatment.

The best dental health solutions are custom crafted to your situation. Whether you experience mild or advanced sensitivity, we can help. Schedule an appointment at our office.

Here are some common treatments and preventive measures for sensitive teeth.

  • Fluoride Treatments: Professional fluoride treatments at the dentist's office or using fluoride mouth rinses at home can help strengthen tooth enamel and reduce sensitivity.
  • Dental Bonding: In cases where tooth enamel is worn down or exposed, dental bonding can be done. This involves applying a tooth-colored resin to the affected areas, which helps protect the exposed dentin and reduce sensitivity.
  • Gum Grafting & Dental Sealants can be applied to cover and protect the exposed root surfaces, reducing sensitivity.
  • Regular Dental Check-ups: Regular dental check-ups and cleanings are important for identifying and addressing any dental issues that may contribute to sensitivity.
How to treat Sensitive Teeth?
Home Remedies for Sensitive Teeth

Home Remedies for Sensitive Teeth

If your teeth are sensitive and causing discomfort, schedule an appointment. There may be an underlying concern that needs to be addressed before it could lead to other issues.

In addition to your doctor-recommended instructions, try these at home care tips:
  • Avoid hard brushing (always use a soft toothbrush) and Use anti sensitivity toothpaste
  • Rinses with Luke warm saltwater. Read in detail about how to use warm salt water.
  • Avoid spicy or acidic foods and drinks. Prefer fruits and vegetables
  • Avoid drinking excessively hot and cold beverages
  • Use Night guards and avoid clenching your teeth
  • Avoid Chemical home bleaching of your teeth bleaching
  • To reduce pain from sensitive teeth, rinse your mouth with warm water and a spoonful of honey. This rinse will promote oral healing.
  • For sensitive teeth, use unsweetened green tea as a mouthwash twice a day to strengthen teeth and reduce inflammation.
More Questions? We can help You
Is having a sensitive tooth bad?
Although Tooth sensitivity is not an emergency concern, sensitive teeth are often the sign of bigger upcoming dental health problems. Make sure to discuss tooth sensitivity with your dentist so you can develop the right treatment plan.
Will tooth sensitivity go away?
You should only feel the sharp, short pain for a few moments, usually after eating something hot or cold (and sometimes under pressure). If your teeth are throbbing or in pain, you’re likely suffering from a toothache, not sensitive teeth. With proper care and treatment, you can lessen the sensation or help it go away completely, depending on the cause.
Can tooth enamel regrow?
Tooth enamel is the hardest tissue in the body, however it cannot be regenerated. However, you can “remineralize” your enamel as well as find other solutions to ensure your teeth stay strong, healthy, and durable.
Is teeth whitening bad for sensitive teeth?
Many teeth whitening treatments and chemical bleach treatments often cause temporary tooth sensitivity. If you already suffer from sensitive teeth, avoid teeth whitening treatments until you’ve discussed it with your dental health care provider.
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