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?
The dentist will first take a close look at the teeth from all angles possible to make the diagnosis and understand the severity of the condition.
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?
This is a rather painful problem that leads to utter discomfort and pain, which prevents you from enjoying some of your favourite foods to.