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 condition is diagnosed based on the symptoms that the affected individuals experience. A routine dental examination will help in definitive diagnosis.
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?
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.