The truth behind sensitive teeth

Sensitive Teeth: What They Really Mean, Causes and Treatments

How sensitive are your teeth?

Do you disturb them when you run your tongue across your teeth? Can you not bite into cold foods?

From the outside, sensitive teeth may not sound bad or even annoying, but for sufferers of the dental condition, it is painful and disruptive.

Does this sound familiar to you – and are you wondering if the sensitivity or pain will ever go away? Let’s find out.

Causes: Why are my teeth suddenly very sensitive?

Here’s what the dentist says: Check your symptoms: sensitivity to hot and cold food, cold air, pain and discomfort in your tooth roots triggered by brushing or flossing, certain foods, hot and cold food, cold air and particular beverages.

So, first things first, why are your teeth sensitive all of a sudden?

Gum problems and dental decay are the biggest causes of dental sensitivity as even the smallest of cavities can leave the inner layers of your tooth exposed.

When you have a problem with your gums, your mouth becomes the perfect host for bacteria to breed, which can cause gums to recede, teeth to fall out and periodontal disease to form.

Other causes of sensitive teeth involve genetics, aggressive brushing and even your diet.

Ask a dentist.

Treatments: How do you stop sensitive teeth pain?

There are home remedies to relieve and treat your tooth pain like desensitising toothpaste and even turmeric.

But in cases of severe sensitivity, this is not enough.

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In mild cases, we can treat dental tooth sensitivity with over-the-counter medicines.

Particular kinds of toothpaste can be helpful – avoid irritating ingredients and alcohol mouthwashes.

Tooth sensitivity treatment for more severe cases

Suffering from pain caused by sensitive teeth can be a thing of a past when you turn to porcelain veneers. 

Very sensitive or painful teeth can be a thing of the past using porcelain veneers

In particular, occurrences where enamel has worn away and discomfort is regular, porcelain veneers offer patients the chance to do something about it.

Even composite veneers provide patients with a non-invasive option to fight this problem.

As dental veneers replace the front surface of your tooth, they protect this layer which is the most likely to deteriorate from enamel erosion and acidic drinks.

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Will my teeth be sensitive after veneers?

After the procedure, it is normal to experience hot and cold sensitivity, which will be minimised as the area where the removal of the tooth structure heals.

What should I do?

Whilst most patients in this situation often live with their occasional discomfort levels and tend to ignore the problem, it’s important that even in cases of mild sensitivity that you have this checked by a dentist.

This is because it might indicate to us there is a formation of enamel erosion.

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