Is the taste of ice cream or a belt of hot coffee occasionally a painful experience for you? Does brushing or flossing make you recoil sometimes? If so, you may have sensitive teeth.
Possible causes include:-
Tooth decay( depressions)
Worn tooth enamel
Exposed tooth root
In healthy teeth, a subcaste of enamel protects the crowns of your teeth — the part above the gum line. Under the gum line, a subcaste called cementum protects the tooth root. Under both the enamel and the cementum is dentin.
Dentin is less compact than enamel and cementum and contains bitsy tubules( small concave tubes or conduits). When dentin loses its defensive covering of enamel or cementum these tubules allow heat and cold or acidic or sticky foods to reach the jitters and cells inside the tooth. Dentin may also be exposed when epoxies retire. The result can be acuity.
Sensitive teeth can be treated. The type of treatment will depend on what’s causing the perceptivity. Your dentist may suggest one of a variety of treatments
Desensitizing toothpaste. This contains composites that help block transmission of sensation from the tooth face to the whim-whams, and generally requires several operations before the perceptivity is reduced.
Fluoride gel. An in-office fashion which strengthens tooth enamel and reduces the transmission of sensations.
A crown, inlay or cling. These may be used to correct an excrescence or decay that results in perceptivity.
Surgical gum graft. However, this will cover the root and reduce perceptivity, If a goo towel has been lost from the root.
Root canal. However, your dentist may recommend this treatment to exclude the problem, If perceptivity is severe and patient and can not be treated by other means.
Proper oral hygiene is the key to precluding sensitive- tooth pain. Ask your dentist if you have any questions about your diurnal oral hygiene routine or enterprises about tooth sensitivity.