Teeth sensitivity is very common problem among the people but dentist can fix it with various treatment. According to international journal of dentistry – 60% of adult suffering from sensitivity! Teeth sensitivity is a sudden, sharp pain arise from hot or cold food consumption. It’s an alarming sign that means some problem is happening to your teeth but the good thing is that it is a reversible condition.

Most commonly asked question by patient about Teeth Sensitivity:

What are the common cause of Tooth sensitivity? According to American dental association (ADA) common cause are:
  • Vigorous brushing: Vigorous brushing with hard bristles tooth brush remove the enamel from teeth surface and also recede the gums down which exposed the dentin which leads to the sensitivity.
  • Chemical Erosion of teeth: Due to frequent consumption of acidic food and drinks leads to loss of enamel cause the sensitivity. (E.g. Lemon, orange, cold drinks).
  • Periodontal disease: Periodontal or gums disease cause root exposure followed by gums recession may cause the sensitivity.
  • Teeth grinding habit: Habit of teeth clenching will leads to attrition of teeth and cause sensitivity.
  • Teeth decay or broken teeth: Cavities, cracked or broken teeth when it will involve the teeth nerve the symptoms of teeth damage start with sensitivity.
  • Orthodontic treatment: Some times during the treatment of braces patient may notice some kind of sensitivity.
  • Teeth whitening or bleaching: Teeth whitening patient may feel temporary sensitivity for short period of time.
When you will feel the teeth sensitivity? Due to any of above reason if there is an enamel exposure, patient will feel sensitivity followed by consumption of sweet, hot or cold food. When you need to visit dentist? When teeth sensitivity persist for a more than three to four days it is better to visit your dentist to find out the exact cause of sensitivity and its treatment. How to Prevent Teeth Sensitivity:
  • Avoid vigorous brushing. Use soft bristles toothbrush with gentle circular motion while brushing.
  • Use desensitizer tooth paste instead of regular tooth paste.
  • Change your tooth brush in every 3 months.
  • Avoid too much consumption of sugary and acidic foods.
  • Regular dental visit in every 6 month.
What are the teeth sensitivity treatment? Treatment of teeth sensitivity is depend on cause and its severity. During the check-up dentist can suggest you the best treatment for you.
  • Use a desensitizer toothpaste
  • Fluoride gel or varnish application to relieve symptoms.
  • If there is presence of any decay, broken filling or tooth, dentist can do filling to prevent further damage to the tooth and replace the old filling.
  • Gums grafting in case of gums recession.
  • If the tooth decay is too deep and involving the nerve, root canal treatment is necessary followed by dental crown.
  • If you are having a habit of teeth grinding then dentist will suggest you to go for night guard which prevent the teeth attrition.
  • If you want to go for the teeth whitening (bleaching) it’s better to inform your dentist about your teeth sensitivity before starting the treatment.
At US Dental, we provide best tooth sensitivity treatment in Ahmedabad. So now no worries for teeth sensitivity. Enjoy your food without any pain or discomfort. Contact US Dental for any further queries or information regarding teeth sensitivity. This post has been written by Dr. Bhumika Acharya.