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From the description of your symptoms, it seems like you have dentinal hypersensitivity in that tooth.
A layer of enamel, protects the crowns
of healthy teeth.Likewise, a layer called cementum
protects the roots under the gum line. Underneath the enamel and the cementum is dentin
, a part of the tooth that is weaker and more sensitive than enamel or cementum.When the dentin loses its protective covering (enamel or cementum), or when it is thinned down, heat and cold or acidic or sticky foods stimulate the nerves and cells inside the tooth. This causes dentinal hypersensitivity.Cavities
and fractured teeth are the most common causes of sensitive teeth, but in your case, since you mention that your gums bleed very easily, the cause in your case could be gum recession
There is no need to be scared, sensitivity
is quite easy to treat. A desensitizing toothpaste, which contains compounds that help block transmission of sensation from the tooth surface to the nerve are very useful. But they require several applications before the sensitivity is reduced. Try using this one from today itself: http://www.colgatesensitiveprorelief.com/EN/products/toothpaste
If this does not work, your dentist may suggest in-office techniques. A fluoride gel, which strengthens tooth enamel
and reduces the transmission of sensations, may be applied to the sensitive areas of the teeth.
If receding gums
cause the sensitivity, your dentist may use agents that bond to the tooth root to "seal" the sensitive teeth from the oral environment. The sealer usually is composed of a plastic material like Glass Ionomer Cement
. You may also have to undergo a scaling procedure to get rid of the local irritants that are cause the gum bleeding.
In cases where hypersensitivity is severe and persistent and cannot be treated by any other means, your dentist may recommend endodontic (root canal
) treatment to eliminate the problem. This removes the nerves from the tooth, thereby removing any and all sensations that the tooth might feel.
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