Tooth sensitivity is tooth discomfort in one or more teeth that is triggered by hot, cold, sweet or sour foods and drinks, or even by breathing cold air. The pain can be sharp, sudden, and shoot deep into the nerve endings of your teeth.
What Causes Tooth Sensitivity?
Tooth sensitivity occurs when the underlying layer of your teeth – the dentin – becomes exposed as a result of receding gum tissue (the protective blanket that covers the tooth roots). The roots, which are not covered by hard enamel, contain thousands of tiny tubules leading to the tooth’s never center (the pulp). These dentinal tubules (or channels) allow the stimuli – for example, the hot, cold, or sweet food – to reach the nerve in your tooth, which results in the pain you feel.
Factors that lead to tooth sensitivity
. Brushing too hard.
. Recession of the gums.
. Gum disease(Gingivitis)
. Chipped or broken teeth
. Deep cavity or Deep filling
. Grinding or clenching
. Your age. Tooth sensitivity is highest between the ages of 25 and 30.
. Acidic foods. citrus fruits, tomatoes, pickles and tea, cofee.
At Life Care Dental Clinic experts are specialized in finding out right cause of your teeth sensitivity by thoroughly checking your teeth & by knowing your eating and oral habits.
We not only make you aware of how to prevent teeth sensitivity by making simple changes in your oral habits but also advised right treatment if needed to eliminate tooth sensitivity.