Tooth Sensitivity -An Overview!!!

Tooth sensitivity treatment in India

Have you ever felt pain or discomfort after a bite of ice cream or a spoonful of hot soup? If so, you’re not alone. While pain caused by hot or cold foods could be a sign of a cavity, it is also common in people who have sensitive teeth. Tooth sensitivity, or “dentin hypersensitivity,” is exactly what it sounds like: pain or discomfort in the teeth as a response to certain stimuli, such as hot or cold temperatures.

It may be temporary or a chronic problem, and it can affect one tooth, several teeth, or all the teeth in a single individual. It can have a number of different causes, but a change in oral hygiene regimen can treat most cases of sensitive teeth problems.

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Tooth sensitivity is one of the most common complaints that a patient enters with, into a dental clinic. It is a brief sensation in your nerves due to an external stimuli on the exposed dentin, the layer beneath your hard white enamel surface.

Causes of tooth sensitivity:

  • Ingestion of hard, acidic foods, Aerated drinks, etc.
  • Aggressive brushing habits and using a hard bristled brush.
  • Cavities involving the dentinal layer of the tooth.
  • The recession of the gums in older people.
  • Cold weather.
  • Bruxism or night grinding.
  • Sinus infection.

Prevention of tooth sensitivity:

  • Using fluoridated toothpaste.
  • Using a soft bristled brush.
  • Abstaining from highly acidic drinks.

Treatment:

Consult a dentist to identify the cause of sensitivity.

  • Restoration is the ideal choice of treatment for tooth sensitivity due to tooth decay.
  • Wearing a mouth guard will help if your tooth becomes sensitive as a result of bruxism.
  • If enamel erosion causes tooth sensitivity, dentists may recommend suitable interventions like fluoride therapy or gingival graft surgery.
  • If these procedures are not effective, it means that the infection is deep and requires root canal therapy.

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