This is the most advertised topic in dentistry today thanks to the advent of multitude of toothpaste on over the counter sales.
Sensitivity may be defined as a short, sharp pain that is usually initiated by eating hot or cold foods or exposure to cold air. Aching often follows. Because sensitivity may mean different things to a patient and dental professional, be sure to clarify exactly what you feel when you discuss the condition with your dentist. Be sure to tell the dentist when the pain started and if there is anything, such as the application of a warm compress, that helps eliminate thepain.
If a tooth is highly sensitive for more than three or four days and reacts to hot and cold temperatures, it’s best to get a diagnostic evaluation from your dentist to determine the extent of the problem.
Before taking the situation into your own hands, an accurate diagnosis of tooth sensitivity is essential for effective treatment to eliminate pain. Because pain symptoms can be similar, some people might think that a tooth is sensitive, when instead, they actually….
Causes oF sensitivity-
-Worn out Enamel
Mechanical- Wrong Brushing Habits, Chemical-Acidity etc
-Worn out fillings
Will depend upon the severity of symptoms and also the cause
Mild generalised Sensitivity to cold is due to superficial enamel wear- Desensitising toothpastes and Mouth washes–Note Better still to seek dental advice to avoid shocks later.
Moderate sensitivity– That disturbs you and is also sensitive to sweet, could mean something is wrong enough to warrant proffessional advice.This is an indicator of requirement for filling or further treatment.
Severe sensitivity that is increasing by the day, or that lingers or persists- Time to Rush to your dentist friend.This situation is generally indicative of pupal involvement.
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