Teeth Sensitivity

The most common cause of tooth sensitivity is when the dentin, also known as the underlying layer of your teeth becomes exposed. This can typically occur as a result of gum recession (when your gum tissue pulls away from your teeth, exposing the  sensitive roots), or wear and tear. There are thousands of tiny tubules in your tooth’s root, which aren’t covered by hard enamel and lead to your tooth’s center.

Teeth Sensitivity

What are some causes of sensitivity in the teeth?

Sensitive teeth can be caused by a variety of things, including:

  • Brushing too vigorously: Too hard brushing or using a hard-bristled toothbrush can wear down enamel over time and expose the dentin. Additionally, it may result in gum recession, or gum tissue pulling away from teeth.
  • Recession of gum: Thin gum tissue is a genetic condition that affects some people. Periodontal disease can cause gum recession in other people. Gum recession is a condition in which the gum tissue pulls away from the teeth, exposing the roots.
  • Bowel disease: Because the loss of supporting ligaments exposes the root surface that connects directly to the tooth’s nerve, inflamed and sore gum tissue may cause sensitivity.
  • Teeth with cracks: Plaque bacteria can enter the pulp of chipped or broken teeth and cause inflammation.
  • Grinding your teeth: Your teeth may be worn down by grinding or clenching, exposing the dentin beneath.
  • Products for whitening teeth: Sensitive teeth are significantly exacerbated by these products. Consult a dentist about teeth whitening for sensitive teeth if you want a brighter smile.
  • Age: Between the ages of 25 and 30, sensitivity in the teeth is greatest.
  • Plaque formation: Sensitivity can result from the presence of plaque on the root surfaces.
  • Using mouthwash: Acids in some over-the-counter mouthwashes can make your teeth more sensitive if you have exposed dentin (the tooth’s middle layer).The dentin layer of the tooth is further harmed by the acids. Ask your Sunlake dentist about using a neutral fluoride solution if you have dentin sensitivity.
  • Dairy products: Teeth erosion can be caused by eating citrus fruits, tomatoes, pickles, and tea, all of which contain a lot of acid.

Can pain in sensitive teeth be relieved?

Yes; tooth sensitivity can go away on its own in some cases, especially if it comes from a recent dental procedure like a filling or root canal. Consult a dentist if you are experiencing persistent tooth sensitivity. You might have worn enamel or teeth roots that are exposed. In these situations, you might need treatment to get the problem fixed.

How can sensitive teeth be relieved of pain?

The cause determines the treatment. Always make an appointment with your Sunlake dentist if you experience persistent tooth sensitivity or discomfort. Before they can suggest the best course of treatment, they will need to rule out any serious conditions.

To lessen the likelihood of teeth sensitivity brought on by regular wear and tear:

  • Make use of desensitizing toothpaste: For sensitive teeth, there are several brands of toothpaste. You should notice a reduction in sensitivity with regular use. Before you find the product that works best for you, you may need to try several different brands.
  • Before you go to bed, use your finger or a Q-tip to apply a thin layer of the toothpaste to the tooth roots that are still visible. Make sure to use toothpaste with fluoride.
  • Take care of your teeth: To thoroughly clean your mouth and teeth, keep brushing and flossing as you normally would.
  • Use a toothbrush with a soft bristle: Because of this, your gums will be less irritated and the surface of your teeth will be abrased less by your toothbrush.
  • Take care of your diet: Consuming foods that are high in acid on a regular basis has the potential to gradually dissolve tooth enamel and expose dentin. They might also make the sensitivity worse and trigger the pain response.
  • Utilize fluoride-infused dental care: Sensitivity can be reduced by using a fluoridated mouth rinse on a daily basis. Ask your Sunlake dentist about products that can be used at home.
  • Avoid grinding your teeth: Use a mouth guard at night if you grind your teeth or clench them.
  • Keep up your regular dental visits: Get fluoride treatments, cleanings, and routine professional exams.

Talk to Sunlake Dental Care if the pain persists. Sensitivity can be reduced through a number of dental procedures, including the use of:

  • Covering exposed root surfaces with dental bonding.
  • Varnishes containing fluoride applied to the exposed root surface.
  • Sealants applied to the exposed root surface of the teeth.

When should I see my dentist for sensitivity to my teeth?

If you have teeth that are sensitive to the following things, you should see your dentist;

  • Cold.
  • Heat.
  • Sweets.

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