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?
The usual treatment procedures for Sensitive Teeth includes using a special toothpaste that leaves a coating on the teeth, making them less sensitive. Besides this, the dentist would also do a teeth cleaning and provide gels and ointments for internal application.
DID YOU KNOW?
Even though sensitive teeth is not really a serious problem it means you cannot enjoy your food. Plus, it also indicates other tooth problems in the long run.