Know how Sensitive Teeth Toothpick

Could Your Sensitive Teeth Be Trying To Tell You Something?

Many people suffer from toothache caused by sensitivity, but for many this could be a warning sign of something more serious.

If you experience sharp and sudden pain when eating certain foods or exposing your teeth to extreme changes in temperature then you almost certainly have a sensitivity problem.  This pain is caused when the dentin of your teeth is exposed along the gum line.  Dentin is a relatively soft material that helps to support the tooth.  When gums start to recede they expose this dentin and this can cause pain when we eat hot or cold foods and even sweet or spicy foods.

Tooth sensitivity is uncomfortable and can strike suddenly causing a sharp pain in one or many teeth.  It is most common in the front teeth although many people also experience the pain in their molars.  Whilst sensitivity is a problem in itself it can also suggest there are more serious health issues.  A quick trip to your dentist for a check up could help to put your fears at rest and also net you some advice on how to prevent tooth sensitivity.

Tooth sensitivity can be caused by overzealous brushing, teeth grinding together during the night, gum disease and tooth decay.  It’s an unfortunate problem that can have a negative impact on daily life.  For example, you may need to avoid certain foods or use special tooth products and brushes for especially sensitive teeth.  There are some toothpastes on the market today that help with the sensitivity by plugging up gaps in dentin and helping to reduce the pain felt.

If you are considering any cosmetic dentistry treatments such as implants or teeth whitening your dentist will be able to give you the best advice when it comes to sensitive teeth.  Some procedures will need to be modified in order to ensure you suffer as little pain as possible and it’s a good idea to speak to your dentist about any sensitivity you are experiencing.

You can find out more about treatment and advice for sensitive teeth by booking a routine check-up with your dentist.  

  • Manjitsingh Bhalla

    Pretty nice write-up! Although brief, speaks a lot importance! Tooth sensitivity – attributed by toothache (on eating/drinking sth hotter, colder or sourer) is a big threat to oral health. An extent when it is believed to be deadly (if you feel it has reached); consulting your dentist, having it treated immediately is a final cure. Otherwise, contamination spread through adjoining teeth structure, gums being infected, tooth root getting loosened and bone abscess and much more – you will never be able to stop. Your right time with it never comes; you have to approach to have it done earlier; that’s it!

  • Dr Motiwala

    It is very informative article, Sensitive teeth can be the result of any number of dental issues, including genetics. It’s most commonly occured when you eat or drink something hot, icy, sweet, or harsh. The pain can be sharp and sudden and can shoot profound into the nerve endings of your teeth.

    Here are some simple things to reduce the teeth sensitivity:

    Brushing appropriately twice every day for 2 minutes with toothpaste that does not have large amounts of abrasives, and flossing once per day, can help the possibility of tooth affectability.

    Don’t use a hard-bristled toothbrush. Brush your teeth gently and carefully around the gum line then you don’t remove gum tissue.

    Do not eat acidic foods like citrus fruits, pickles, etc., which can wear down enamel and cause tooth disintegration, this can helps prevent tooth sensitivity.

    Use a fluoride toothpaste this contains a desensitizing agent to protect the enamel and gum line of your teeth.

    Tooth-whitening products may be major contributors to sensitive teeth.

    So don’t neglect, see your dentist sooner, depending on your oral condition.