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Dentin Hypersensitivity: Sensitive State of Affairs The protective outer covering of our teeth is essential to good oral health and wellbeing. Wearing down or damage to the enamel can create a situation where the tooth is too sensitive to hot and cold sensations. Why Should You Go See a Dentist? Proper examination and evaluation of your teeth and jaw by a dentist is important. Depending on the diagnosis a particular type of treatment will follow. When the dentin and the roots of the tooth are exposed any contact with hot or cold stimuli can cause a sharp sudden sensation. Even microscopic cracks on the enamel can allow irritants to seep through. A dentist can take a close look and find out if the sensitivity is caused by an infection, inflammation of the pulp, a cavity or gum disease. Brushing sensitive teeth can be quite pinching. The sensation after eating cold or hot foods can be sign of dental decay, a broken tooth or a cavity. There are many treatment options that can be prescribed that are convenient and effective such as filling of holes, removal of plaque or an abscess. In situations when the tooth is sensitive to hot and cold and too much soreness that won’t go away, a dentist will use the root canal treatment. What Can You Do? People need to use a soft bristled toothbrush and brush their teeth twice a day gently. Rough and forceful brushing will pull the gums away from the teeth leaving the nerve exposed. Use fluoride based desensitizing toothpastes that help to block sensations to the nerve from the tooth. The toothpaste may be applied gently on extremely tender areas and massaged in. Over the counter fluoride mouthwashes can help to keep cavities and decay at bay and protect against too much sensitivity. Stay away or eliminate highly acidic food from your diet. Foods that have high pH levels can damage your teeth enamel gradually. DIY whitening kits can help brighten your teeth but will definitely enhance tooth sensitivity. Stress can translate into bruxism which can wear down your enamel triggering your tooth’s sensitivity to hot and cold. So if you suffer from this condition use a mouth guard at night. A tooth that is sensitive to hot and cold is a sign that all is not right with your oral state, so before it’s too late take all the necessary preventive measures and visit the dentist regularly.

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Dentin Hypersensitivity: Sensitive State of Affairs  

The protective outer covering of our teeth is essential to good oral health and wellbeing. Wearing down or damage to the enamel can create a...

Dentin Hypersensitivity: Sensitive State of Affairs  

The protective outer covering of our teeth is essential to good oral health and wellbeing. Wearing down or damage to the enamel can create a...

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