Teeth Sensitivity & Tooth Pain

Tooth Sensitivity is a condition characterized by a tingly feeling or a flash pinch of pain affecting one or more teeth. The pain associated with tooth sensitivity may happen constantly or intermittently.  Intermittent tooth sensitivity can occur while ingesting hot or cold food or beverages, when cold air hits the teeth, or when an object contacts the teeth. It usually results from the root nerve of the tooth being affected.  This can occur through a variety of factors, including gum recession, acidic liquids (such as soda) that cause enamel wear and dentin exposure, tooth grinding (in which case all teeth feel sensitive), brushing teeth too hard, which may cause enamel loss and dentin exposure, gum disease (periodontitis), or a chipped or fractured tooth.  Also, inevitably as we age, enamel (the outer tooth surface) naturally wears down, exposing the dentin (the initial inner tooth surface) and causing sensitivity. 

Solutions for Tooth Sensitivity:

  • prescription fluoride rinses, gels and toothpastes, in-office desensitiser to provide relief for many months, even years.
  • More severe cases may require bonding or other types of restoration such as Porcelain Veneers or Crowns.

tp1Tooth pain is generally felt as a sharp or aching pain in or around a tooth. It can appear on various degrees, from a very minor annoyance to unbearable, requiring immediate attention. It is most frequently caused by an irritation of the nerves within the roots of teeth due to dental caries (cavities), infections of the dental pulp or fractures of the crown and root of the tooth. Other common causes of tooth pain include gum and bone infections or inflammation from wisdom teeth.

Because there are many conditions that can lead to tooth pain, it is important to always seek dental attention for accurate diagnosis.

Solutions for Tooth Pain:

  • Laser treatment
  • Composite Filling
  • Porcelain Veneers or Crowns
  • Rooth canal Treatment
  • Tooth Extraction