Experiencing sharp pain in the tooth soon after having either a hot or a cold thing is known as Sensitive Teeth. Sensitivity can come through any hot or cold drink, sweet or sour eatables or even cold air. Tooth decay, wear & tear of the enamel, etc. can cause sensitive teeth. The most common symptoms are pain and discomfort especially arising due to hot or cold things, acidic food or even exposure to cold air.
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?
Brushing your teeth twice a day and maintaining proper dental hygiene will help in prevention of tooth sensitivity. Your dentistry specialist may recommend you to use toothpaste without high levels of abrasives and fluoride rinse to help in reducing sensitivity.
DID YOU KNOW?
Dental cleaning or treatments like teeth whitening can also lead to Sensitive Teeth.