Sensitive teeth? They could be trying to tell you something…

Many people suffer from toothache caused by sensitivity, but for many this could be a warning sign of something more serious…

If you experience sharp and sudden pain when eating certain foods or exposing your teeth to extreme changes in temperature, then you almost certainly have a sensitivity problem. This pain is caused when the dentin of your teeth is exposed along the gumline.

Dentin is a relatively soft material that helps to support the tooth, so when gums start to recede they expose this dentin which can cause pain when we eat hot or cold foods, and even sweet or spicy foods.

Tooth sensitivity is uncomfortable and can strike suddenly, causing a sharp pain in one or multiple teeth. It’s most common in the front teeth, although many people also experience the pain in their molars.

Now, whilst sensitivity is a problem in itself, it can also suggest there are more serious health issues going on. A quick trip to your dentist for a check up should help to put your fears at rest and also net you some advice on how to prevent tooth sensitivity!

So what causes it?

Tooth sensitivity can be caused by overzealous brushing, teeth grinding together during the night, gum disease and tooth decay. It’s an unfortunate problem that can have a serious negative impact on daily life. For instance, you may need to avoid certain foods or use special products and brushes for especially sensitive teeth.

So if your teeth are particularly sensitive and it’s negatively impacting your life, it’s absolutely a good idea to speak to your dentist about any sensitivity you are experiencing.

You can find out more about treatment and advice for sensitive teeth by booking an assessment with us, just give us a call on 020 88884401