Do you sometimes feel nauseous after eating ice cream or drinking hot coffee? Have you ever had a painful experience when brushing or flossing your teeth? That indicates that you might have sensitive teeth and sensitivity problems.
The following causes may be responsible for tooth sensitivity:
1. Tooth decay is a common problem (cavities)
2. Gum disease is a condition that affects the gums.
3. Teeth that have been broken / Fractured
4. Tooth enamel that has worn away
5. Fillings that have become worn out
6. Tooth root that has been exposed
The crown of each tooth is protected by a layer of enamel above the gum line. The cementum is the layer under the gum line that protects the root of the tooth. There is dentin beneath both the enamel and the cementum.
Dentin has fewer tiny tubules than enamel and is less dense (small hollow tubes or canals). When the enamel on the dentin wears away, these tubules allow heat and cold, acidic, or sticky substances to access the nerves and cells within the tooth. A recession of the gums can also expose the dentin. This can lead to hypersensitivity.
Teeth that are sensitive can be fixed. The treatment will be determined by the cause of the sensitivity. Your dentist may suggest one of the following options:
A. Toothpaste with desensitizing properties.
This contains substances that help to prevent the transmission of sensation from the tooth surface to the nerve, and it usually takes multiple applications to notice a reduction in tooth sensitivity.
B. Fluoride gel
An in-office procedure for strengthening dental enamel and reducing the transmission of sensation to the nerve.
C. A crown, inlay, or bonding.
A crown, inlay, bonding, etc. can be another option. These can be used to correct sensitivity caused by a defect or decay.
If sensitivity is severe and persistent and can’t be treated by alternative means, then your dentist might suggest this treatment to eliminate the sensitivity.
Preventing sensitive tooth pain begins with good oral hygiene. If you have any queries regarding your regular oral hygiene practice or are concerned about tooth sensitivity, consult your Acme Dental Lounge, the best dentist in Aundh, Pune. Or call us at 9923459984.