Causes and Treatments for Sensitive Teeth

Causes and Treatments for Sensitive Teeth

Posted by Justin Le, D.D.S. on Dec 23 2021, 09:24 PM

Toothache is not something that anyone would like to deal with. Compared to any other pain or ailments, this experience is rather unpleasant and painful. But for a person with sensitive teeth, the pain is like a trigger waiting for every action. Sensitive teeth can be chronic in some and temporary in others, and some have a complete set of sensitive teeth, several teeth, or just one tooth alone.

What Causes Tooth Pain for Sensitive Teeth?

When it comes to sensitive teeth, the cause of pain is different for different individuals. Even thinking about it is pretty painful and unpleasant, right. There are some specific triggers you can watch out for as the sensitive teeth occur due to exposure dentin layer of a tooth as a result of the thinning gum tissue, so primarily the roots remain unprotected by the enamel, and it's easier for the stimuli like anything hot or cold to provoke the roots easily. 

What All Triggers You Should Look Out For?

  • Hot and Cold Food or Beverages
  • Over-brushing with a toothbrush with hard and stiff bristles
  • Acidic and Sour food
  • Teeth grinding habits can wear down the tooth enamel
  • A mouthwash addiction
  • Gum diseases  
  • Plaque
  • Dental procedures
  • Chipped or Cracked Tooth
  • Rotting of filling on the edge

The Treatment You Can Consider Taking

  • Desensitizing toothpaste can help stabilize or block the pain after using it for a while.
  • Applying fluoride to the affected areas of teeth can relieve pain, strengthen the enamel around the dentin, and protect the core
  • Desensitization or bonding: You can apply an adhesive resin to a sensitive area or exposed root surface with the dentist's assistance
  • Surgical gum transplant
  • Root canal 

Some Homemade Remedies For Sensitive Teeth

  • Oil pulling
  • Chewing guava leaves
  • Clove and Clove gel
  • Garlic
  • Saltwater rinse
  • Capsaicin gel
  • Turmeric paste
  • Fluoride
  • Desensitizing agents
You can take many preventive measures, including being careful through the recovery period by avoiding certain kinds of food can help. One of the critical facts most people who have sensitive teeth are not aware of is that it is reversible to a certain level, and It's best to have an early consultation.
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