Sensitive Teeth or dentin hypersensitivity is a dental condition in which a person feels a sudden pain or discomfort when teeth are exposed to cold or hot food. Sensitive Teeth is caused due to thinning of teeth enamel. Symptoms are:
• Pain while consuming hot, cold or acidic food
• Discomfort while eating or chewing
HOW IS SENSITIVE TEETH DIAGNOSED?
The dentist usually examines the symptoms and based on dental examination, patient's medical history and X-rays can suggest appropriate remedies for treating it.
HOW IS SENSITIVE TEETH TREATED?
The doctor prescribes the use of soft bristled toothbrush, correct brushing & flossing procedures. Further the patients complaining of this condition are suggested to use fluoridated tooth & mouth rinse. Maintaining good oral hygiene is extremely important. If problem still persists then the doctor may recommend various dental techniques such as application of dentin sealers, fluoride varnishes and white fillings to the exposed surfaces of the root.
DID YOU KNOW?
Tooth sensitivity is the most common dental issues and ma y affect about 57% of the population.