Sensitive Teeth may affect the teeth or the exposed root surfaces. This condition occurs when the protective coating of the teeth, the enamel gets thinner. It may also happen due to gum recession. The symptoms are sensitivity to hot, cold, sweet or acidic foods. People with this dental problem experience a sharp pain when they consume the above mentioned foods.
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?
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?
Tooth sensitivity is the most common dental issues and ma y affect about 57% of the population.