Doctors for Tooth Sensitivity in St Stephens Hospital, Delhi
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Teeth sensitivity is a condition when your teeth are quite sensitive to anything hot or even cold because of either the enamel of the teeth is wearing away or due to other teeth problems. Sensitivity is also associated with other kinds of problems like pain the teeth, swelling of the gums, issues with bleeding and a shooting pain or sensation every time you have something very hot or cold.
HOW IS TOOTH SENSITIVITY DIAGNOSED?
Proper oral hygiene is the key to preventing gums from receding and causing sensitive-tooth pain. If you brush your teeth incorrectly, or over-brush, your gums may become sensitive. Ask your dentist if you have any questions about your daily oral hygiene routine.
HOW IS TOOTH SENSITIVITY TREATED?
The dental team may treat the affected teeth with special ‘desensitising' products to help relieve the symptoms. Fluoride gels, rinses or varnishes can be applied to sensitive teeth. These can be painted onto the teeth at regular appointments one or two weeks apart, to build up some protection. Sensitivity can take some time to settle, and you may need to have several appointments. If this still does not help, your dental team may seal or fill around the neck of the tooth, where the tooth and gum meet, to cover exposed dentine. In very serious cases it may be necessary to root-fill the tooth.
DID YOU KNOW?
Sensitive teeth can be caused by the following dental issues:
• Worn tooth enamel from using a hard toothbrush and using a hard grip while brushing aggressively.
• Tooth erosion due to highly acidic foods and beverages.
• Tooth decay, worn leaky fillings and broken teeth that expose the dentin of your tooth.
• Gum recession that leaves your root surface exposed.
• Grinding your teeth at night.
• Post dental treatment sensitivity – common, but temporary, especially with procedures such as crowns, fillings and tooth bleaching.