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Tooth Sensitivity Treatment

Tooth sensitivity is discomfort in the tooth as a result of taking hot or cold food, sweet or sour food or in some cases even breathing cold air. It may occur when the underlying layer of teeth gets exposed. There may be various reasons for sensitivity in the tooth. Answered below are some of the important questions about tooth sensitivity that have been asked by different people that have been answered by Experts.

What is the normal protocol for using SootheRx to treat sensitivity in the teeth?

The normal protocol must be followed when using SootheRx to treat sensitivity in the teeth. The person must brush for two minutes and then spit the product out. He/she should not rinse or eat anything, drink anything or consume any other oral product for 30 minutes after using the SootheRx. If this protocol is followed properly, the person will be able to get the maximum benefits of the treatment.

Can tooth sensitivity be treated by root canal treatment?

Tooth sensitivity can be caused due to pulpitis or other causes like gum recession or decay. If it is caused due to gum recession, then it may be treated using professional desensitizing treatments or desensitizing toothpaste. However, if the sensitivity is caused due to an infected or acute pulpitis, then it may be treated using root canal therapy.

Why does a sinus infection cause sensitivity in teeth?

A sinus infection may cause extreme sensitivity in the teeth because the roots of the teeth on the upper part of the mouth may project into the sinus. The pressure caused from the full sinus can put pressure on the nerves leaving the ends of the roots exposed. This sensitivity can be treated by clearing up the sinus.

Can grinding of teeth cause sensitivity?

Grinding of the tooth may cause attrition of the tooth. This will wear off the occlusal surface of the tooth and cause sensitivity in the tooth. This kind of tooth sensitivity is also called dentinal hypersensitivity. This can cause a lot of pain if the exposed dentin comes in contact with hot or cold substances. The following things may be done to prevent or cure the sensitivity:
• Get the bite corrected.
• Reevaluate your teeth with the help of an x-ray and electric pulp testing. This will rule out any other endodontic problems
• There can be pain and sensitivity if there is a minute chip or crack in the tooth. If that is the case, get the tooth restored.
• Avoid grinding the tooth. If the grinding happens at night in the person’s sleep, he/she may get a splint or mouth guard.

What are the causes for sensitivity in a tooth after a permanent crown is fitted?

There may be various causes of tooth sensitivity after a permanent crown is fitted. Some of them are:
• The person’s bite may be off. If this is the case, it can put a lot of pressure on the tooth and bruise the tooth causing the sensitivity. It can be resolved with root canal treatment.
• There still could be some cement stuck in the tooth. This cement can be scraped off and the sensitivity will reduce once the swelling goes down.
• Sometimes injury to the tooth or decay can cause swelling in the nerve causing sensitivity. If this is the case, then root canal therapy may be required.

What can cause sensitivity to cold in teeth?

Teeth sensitivity due to cold stimulus may be caused due to an inflamed pulp. This inflammation of the pulp may be considered reversible if the pain and sensitivity to cold stimulus disappears within a few seconds of removing the cold object. However, if may be considered to be irreversible if the sensitivity and pain remain for more than 15 seconds. The nerve of the tooth can die in such a situation.

Sensitivity in the tooth can result in a lot of pain and discomfort for a person. It can sometimes be so severe that people can find it difficult to breathe through the mouth or even sleep at night. It is important to find out the cause of the sensitivity so that it is treated correctly. Since the sensitivity may be arising due to various reasons, you may not know the exact reason that has led to it. As a result, you may have various questions about what to do and how to deal with the sensitivity. You may ask an Expert and get all your questions about tooth sensitivity answered.
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