Sensitive Teeth

sensitivitySensitivity of the teeth can somehow affect your usual eating routines. There are even instances that sensitive teeth stop you from enjoying your meal. Sensitivity is defined as a sensation felt by individuals when the inner nerves of the dentin of the teeth got its exposure to environment. Sensitivity also entails difficulty in flossing, eating, drinking, brushing the teeth. This also causes temporary pain in your gums and teeth.

Sensitive Teeth Treatment

If you have sensitive teeth, visiting your dentist can be one of the best things you can do. Dentist would usually suggest the most appropriate means on how to deal with sensitive teeth. This individual will suggest you to use desensitizing toothpaste or will apply fluoride on the sensitive portions of your teeth.
Suppress the urge to avoid cleaning teeth that are sensitive to cold! Teeth that have suffered damage from gum disease will always be more sensitive to cold. Avoiding them only makes it worse.

After any dental treatment, teeth may become sensitive. This is their way of letting you know that they’ve been injured. Any injury (cavity, tooth clenching/grinding, gum infection) can injure the nerves in a tooth. This should not last long if the teeth are kept clean. If the teeth are not kept clean, the sensitivity will remain or get worse.

If your teeth are especially sensitive consult with your dentist. This could be a sign of the need for root canal treatment or a gum tissue graft. Or a desensitizing toothpaste (with potassium nitrate) or concentrated fluoride gel (0.4% stannous- or 1.1% sodium-fluoride) may do the trick.

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