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I have thinning enamel (due to age, dietary stupidity that I

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I have thinning enamel (due to age, dietary stupidity that I am now correcting, etc.) and am having a minor twinge in a lower corner of a central incisor. I have had twinges here before, but I am now a bit paranoid because I ignored the warning signs of an abscess on a crowned tooth a few weeks ago. I can eat OK; no pain when eating something like a hummus sandwich, but after the food leaves and the area dries out, I have a little sensitivity. I bumped the tooth a little with the teeth opposing it this morning because I was trying to enunciate better.
At what point should I panic?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dental
Expert:  Dr. Behere replied 1 year ago.

Hello,

Thanks for putting up your question on Just Answer.

There is no need to panic, sensitivity can be easily treated. Switch to a sensitivity to path paste immediately. Colgate Sensitive Pro Relief works great.

Brush using this paste twice a day, and give it 15 days to have an effect. If the twinges disappear, great. You can continue using this paste for a long time.

If the twinges still remain, then you probably need some professional intervention. A simple tooth coloured GIC (Glass Ionomer Cement) filling can coat the tooth surface well and protect it by insulating it from the oral cavity.

As a last resort, of this doesn't work either, then the tooth can be root canaled.

Hope this answers your question . Feel free to contact me again for more information.

Please leave a positive rating if my answer has helped you. I do not get credit for it otherwise!

Regards,

Dr.Behere

Expert:  Dr. Behere replied 1 year ago.

Hello,

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Dr. Behere