Many of our patients suffer from toothache caused by teeth sensitivity. However, for many, this could be a warning sign of something more serious.
Suppose you experience sharp or sudden pain when eating certain foods or exposing your teeth to extreme changes in temperature. In that case, 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 uncover this dentin, which can cause pain when we eat cold or hot foods and even spicy or sweet 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 pain in their molars. While 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 at 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 unique tooth products and brushes special for sensitive teeth. There are some kinds of toothpaste 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 in Forest Hill & Dulwich will be able to give you the best advice. Some procedures will need to be modified to ensure patients experience the slightest discomfort possible. 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 our Forest Hill dentist.