What is it?

Teeth sensitivity is a commonplace dental problem that involves discomfort or pain in teeth when consuming certain foods or beverages. Many people suffer from it.

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What are the causes of teeth sensitivity?

The causes of teeth sensitivity can be divided into those which occur due to treatment and those which occur not due to treatment.

Causes which occur not due to dental procedures:

  • Brushing too hard can lead to teeth sensitivity
  • Gum recession leads to sensitive teeth. This usually happens in people with periodontal disease.
  • Gingivitis can cause sensitive teeth. It is inflammation of the gums.
  • Cracked teeth can become filled with bacteria from plaque. This can cause inflammation of the inside pulp and then cause sensitive teeth.
  • Teeth grinding or clenching can also cause this condition
  • Long-term use of acidic mouthwashes can cause this ailment
  • Acidic foods can cause this disease

Causes which occur due to dental procedures:

  • Teeth sensitivity occurs when a cavity is filled or a filling replaced.
  • It can also occur when teeth whitening treatment is used.

How to prevent this condition?

There are two kinds of remedies: home remedies and in-office remedies.

Home remedies:

  • You can use desensitizing toothpaste to lower this ailment.
  • You can rinse your mouth with saltwater. Gargle with salt water for 30 seconds and then spit it out.
  • Hydrogen peroxide is a mild disinfectant. It can be used to rinse your mouth to prevent inflammation of the gums. This reduces teeth sensitivity.
  • A mixture of honey along with warm water can be used to heal the mouth.
  • Turmeric can be used to massage the teeth. This lowers the pain of teeth sensitivity.
  • Unsweetened green tea can be used as a mouthwash
  • Capsaicin can be used. It will burn initially but reduce pain symptoms
  • Apply vanilla onto a cotton ball. Then apply the cotton ball onto the gums as often as needed.

In-office remedies:

  • Bonding, crowns or inlays can be used
  • Fluoride gel or varnish also helps
  • Surgical gum graft. This will protect the gum if the tissue has eroded from the root.
  • Root canal is a last-resort method if teeth sensitivity is not helped by other methods


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