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?
A Dentist diagnoses Sensitive Teeth by conducting a dental examination to check for inflammation and any other underlying cause.
HOW IS SENSITIVE TEETH TREATED?
Treatment of Sensitive Teeth depends on the cause of teeth sensitivity. Tooth decay or receding gums need appropriate treatment. If it is due to enamel erosion then usage of toothpaste with no abrasive material is recommended. A brush-on fluoride gel or a fluoride wash is recommended to reduce tooth sensitivity
DID YOU KNOW?
Dental cleaning or treatments like teeth whitening can also lead to Sensitive Teeth.