Our teeth have protective enamel and it acts as a guard to the main part called dentine. But when the enamel wears off due to any reason then this softer portion gets exposed. It is in this condition that Tooth Sensitivity occurs, especially when consuming any cold or hot substance, solid or liquid. In this condition the affected person feels pain and serious discomfort. These are the symptoms also for this condition.
HOW IS TOOTH SENSITIVITY DIAGNOSED?
A dentist would observe the teeth and check for gum diseases, loss of enamel and other related issues.
HOW IS TOOTH SENSITIVITY TREATED?
In addition to recommending toothpaste without high levels of abrasives, your dentist may prescribe an at-home, brush-on fluoride gel or a fluoride rinse, or high fluoride level toothpaste specially formulated to make your teeth less sensitive and provide extra protection against decay. Other treatments — such as fluoride varnishes — can be painted onto the teeth to provide added protection.
DID YOU KNOW?
Tooth sensitivity affects up to 57% of the population