What Cause Sensitive Teeth?
Sensitive teeth or tooth sensitivity is a symptom of an underlying tooth problem.
Tooth sensitivity occurs when your tooth nerve endings are exposed to foods that are hot, cold or acidic.
There are a number of factors that may cause your teeth to be sensitive, below are some of the sensitive teeth causes:
- Exposed tooth root due to tooth erosion.
- Tooth decay
- Worn fillings
- Fractured teeth
- Gum disease
- Worn tooth enamel
- Tooth sensitivity after filling
When your tooth dentin loses it’s covering enamel, your nerves are exposed to cold, hot and acidic foods making your tooth hypersensitive.
The dentin is the path under your tooth enamel and extends to your tooth root.
Sensitive Teeth Symptoms
There are some signs that can help you know if you have tooth sensitivity.
You may know your tooth sensitive to cold if you fee a sharp pain when drinking cold drinks. Likewise to when you are taking hot food and drinks.
Tooth Sensitivity Treatment.
If your tooth is sensitive to hot and cold beverages and food, you should consult a dental surgeon for advice.
Depending on the cause of your tooth sensitivity, your dentist or oral surgeon will diagnose the problem and administer the required treatment.
Usually, your dentist may suggest the use of desensitizing agents, fillings or sealants to reduce sensitivity and pain.
Desensitizing toothpaste: Some toothpaste has been made using compounds that block irritation to the nerve.
Fillings or sealants: your dentist may also use fillings or sealants to fill a cracked tooth. This will prevent cold and hot beverages from reaching the nerve causing sensitivity.
Root Canal: your dentist may suggest doing a root canal to remove the sensitive nerves that are making your tooth to be hypersensitive.
The cost to treat sensitive teeth depends on the type of treatment used. Different procedures may have different costs.
Sensitive Teeth Prevention.
There is one main way you can prevent getting sensitive teeth. Keeping proper good oral hygiene