What is Tooth Sensitivity?

What is Tooth Sensitivity?

Toothache or tooth sensitivity to cold, hot, acidic or sweet drinks or foods have become one of the most important oral health problems of individuals among all ages. To find a solution for your tooth sensitivity, you should first talk to your dentist, but some information is also given below.

What Causes Tooth Sensitivity?

Tooth sensitivity can appear and decrease over time and is often caused by exposed dentin in root areas due to gum disease or receding gums. Unlike the surfaces of your teeth, the root areas of your teeth are protected by cement, not enamel. If the enamel or cementum is worn out, the nerves inside the tooth are exposed, which can cause tooth sensitivity. Common reasons for that are as follows:

  • Brushing the teeth too hard
  • Use of abrasive toothpaste
  • Acidic diet
  • Acid reflux disease
  • Bulimia disorder
  • Excessive teeth whitening
  • Teeth grinding disorder
  • Dry mouth

Good News: Tooth Sensitivity is Treatable!

How is Tooth Sensitivity Treated?

First, talk to your dentist about toothache or tooth sensitivity to cold, hot, acidic, or sweet drinks or foods. Decayed teeth should be removed or treated. Your dentist may recommend desensitizing toothpaste or fluoride gel to use. In more serious cases of tooth sensitivity, filling, gum grafting or root canal treatment may be required.

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