The term Sensitive Teeth is used for defining a condition where the teeth become very sensitive to anything hot and cold that you consume. One would experience a sharp and shooting pain in the teeth when they have ice cream or cold drinks or even have some hot soups. The problem may also be associated with inflammation and swollen gums in some cases.
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?
One must practice proper oral hygiene to treat this condition.