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Dr. Abraham Varghese

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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
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Dr. Abraham Varghese is a renowned Dentist in Terna Sahyadri Hospital, Mumbai. You can consult Dr. Abraham Varghese at Alpha Dental Clinic in Terna Sahyadri Hospital, Mumbai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Abraham Varghese on Lybrate.com.

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Tooth Sensitivity - Why It Happens?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Tooth Sensitivity - Why It Happens?

For people with no dental problems, the teeth seem to be white pearls which add beauty to a person’s smile and face. However, there is more to it. The tooth does have layers which can make it sensitive and even painful. Those who have sensitivity when sipping cold water or eating sweets know how bad the experience can be. To understand how the sensitivity sets in a tooth, it is first important to understand the structure of the tooth.

There are 3 layers to the tooth from outside inwards – the outer white layer of enamel, a second sensitive layer of dentin, and the innermost one called the pulp. The enamel is devoid of any sensation and provides a protective covering for the tooth. It is the second hardest material in the body. The next inner layer, known as dentin, is made of fine tubules, which is responsible for sensation. The third innermost layer known as the pulp contains the blood and nerve supply essential for the tooth.

The tooth also has a crown and a root portion. The crown portion is what is visible in the mouth. The root portion is what is hidden in the jaw bone, provides an anchor, and is covered by the gums. The structure of the root is very similar to the crown, except that the first layer of enamel is replaced by a much softer material known as the cementum. As the gums recede, which often happens with age, the cementum is exposed to the oral environment, which then wears off much faster, and then sensitivity sets in.

How does sensitivity sets in?
The oral cavity is a very active environment with food particles, saliva, and millions of microorganisms. In this moist environment, food is degraded and acids are produced. These acids act on the enamel and there is a constant loss of enamel. The enamel does not have any sensation, and other than cosmetic concerns, enamel loss is asymptomatic. However, once the enamel layer is completely lost, and the dentin is exposed to the oral environment, the acids that are produced penetrate the fine tubules which cause sensitivity. Due to old age, when the gums recede, the cementum is exposed, and the rate at which cementum is lost is much rapid than that of enamel. Therefore, the dentin on the root surface produces sensitivity much faster than the crown surface.

To summarize, let us take a look at some of the most common causes of sensitivity:

  • Tooth decay, often worsened by soft, sticky foods which produce acids more than grains and vegetables
  • Use of hard brush which can lead to enamel wear-off
  • Improper dental fillings, allowing seepage of the acid into the dentin
  • Age, leading to gum recession

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Hello I want to ask that after getting braces is there any side effects some people say that teeth get weak some say that it pains and feels sensitivity. So is it good to have braces or not.

BDS
Dentist, Akola
Hello I want to ask that after getting braces is there any side effects some people say that teeth get weak some say ...
There is no problem in going for braces it is a simple and a routine procedure There is movement of your teeth whilr the treatment is done so you feel mobile teeth and a slight pain after you change the wire for just 2 to 3 days
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Hi. I had a taste of saliva in my mouth in the morning and I went to spit it out than there was blood in it. Fourth time it happened in last one week. I am scared because I don't know what it is?

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
Hi.
I had a taste of saliva in my mouth in the morning and I went to spit it out than there was blood in it. Fourth t...
Hi lybrate-user, You are having inflammation of the gums I.e. Gingivitis. So go for scaling and polishing once and start using a mouthwash before bedtime for bad breath.
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Sir, I am 49 years old male facing problem with my teeth sensitivity it's very painful when using cold water or cold drink, and it's very high headache during I chewing food, please advise.

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
Sir, I am 49 years old male facing problem with my teeth sensitivity it's very painful when using cold water or cold ...
Hello lybrate-user. Sensitivity may be due to wear off in your teeth, hard brushing technique, grinding of your teeth during nights, dental fluorosis and many other factors. See a dentist as soon as possible and do the needful.
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I have mouth ulcer since many years, mostly around the tongue and am hardly ever without these painful symptoms. All the ointments only hold the pain down for little time, but never solve the problem. Would an ayurvedic treatment help? And if so where should I go? Thank you

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
Take avipattikar churna 1 tsf morning n evening daily before meals....N ...triphala churna 1 tsf...at bed time with luke warm water..do massage 1 hr before bath with coconut oil twice a week...drink 15-20 glasses of liquid daily...apply glycerin or kapur on ulcers...avoid constipation.
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BDS
Dentist, Pune
Tongue cleaning is as important as brushing and flossing. Use of a proper tongue scraper every morning will remove tongue plaque and freshen your breath.
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I have gap in my teeth. Also my two front teeth are very wide, approx 10.5 to 11mm. My doctor is saying that before going for braces, I should have rct on both teeth and shape it to reduce its width. Is it good to go for rct and alter the natural teeth or should I go for braces without changing width of these two teeth.

Certified Implantologist, BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I have gap in my teeth. Also my two front teeth are very wide, approx 10.5 to 11mm. My doctor is saying that before g...
Hi rohan maheshwari, usually we do the changes such has reduction in size after the orthodontic treatment. But as you already have consulted a dentist who has seen you clinically, I would not counter his decision.
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Hello doctor, I am 25 years old married woman. I have teeth cavity problems last five months. what should I do please tell me.

MDS - Periodontics, BDS
Dentist, Chennai
Cavities can be prevented by fluoride toothpaste. Brush regularly use mouth any good mouthwash. Get tooth filled.
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BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Avoiding smoking or use of smokeless tobacco can prevent the developement of oral diseases like periodontis, oral cancer, tooth decay and  gingivitis in your teeth.
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My teeth enamal wearout food particles enter in gums what to do to repair enamal loss . I am 50 year.

B.D.S
Dentist, Jaipur
Enamel loss can not be reversed but possible to prevent further loss. Go to a nearby dentist and receive better treatment. Thank you Dr Jagrati
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