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What is tooth sensitivity?

Tooth sensitivity, also known as dentine sensitivity, is a sharp, transient pain that occurs when the teeth are exposed to stimuli such as hot, cold, sweet or acidic foods. It is usually caused by exposure of the dentin, the layer beneath the tooth enamel, due to enamel wear or gingival recession.

What causes tooth sensitivity?

Tooth sensitivity can be caused by a number of factors:

  • Tooth enamel erosion: Frequent consumption of acidic foods and drinks.
  • Bruxism: Teeth grinding or clenching can wear away enamel.
  • Gingival recession: Retracting gums expose dentin.
  • Dental treatments: Some treatments, such as scaling, can temporarily increase sensitivity.
  • Poor oral hygiene: Plaque build-up can cause cavities and gingivitis, increasing sensitivity.

What are the symptoms of tooth sensitivity?

Symptoms of tooth sensitivity include acute, brief pain in response to:

  • Hot or coldfoods or drinks.
  • Sweet or acidicfoods.
  • Brushing or flossing.
  • Exposure to cold air.

How can tooth sensitivity be prevented?

To prevent tooth sensitivity, we recommend :

  • Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste for sensitive teeth.
  • Avoid acidic foods and drinks.
  • Wear night protection if you suffer from bruxism.
  • Maintain good oral hygiene by brushing twice a day and flossing daily.
  • See a dentist regularly for professional check-ups and cleanings.

How can tooth sensitivity be treated?

Treatment of tooth sensitivity can include:

  • Use of specialized toothpastes for sensitive teeth that contain desensitizing agents such as potassium nitrate or fluoride.
  • Application of fluoride gels by a dentist to strengthen enamel.
  • Sealing of exposed dentinesurfaces with dental resins or varnishes.
  • Gum surgery to cover exposed tooth roots.
  • Changing brushing techniques to prevent enamel wear.

Why is it important to treat tooth sensitivity?

Treating tooth sensitivity is crucial not only to improve daily comfort, but also to prevent more serious dental problems. Continued exposure of dentin can lead to tooth decay, infection or tooth loss if not treated properly.

What are the best products for tooth sensitivity?

To relieve tooth sensitivity, the following products are recommended:

  • Toothpastes for sensitive teeth: Formulated with ingredients such as potassium nitrate.
  • Specific mouthwashes: Containing fluoride to strengthen enamel.
  • Electric toothbrushes with sensitivity settings.
  • Fluoride gels and varnishes applied by dental professionals.

Are there any natural remedies for tooth sensitivity?

Yes, some natural remedies can help relieve tooth sensitivity:

  • Coconut oil: Used as a mouthwash (oil pulling) to reduce bacteria.
  • Clove: Used for its anesthetic and antibacterial properties.
  • Aloe vera: Applied directly to soothe irritated gums.
  • Green tea: Rinse with green tea for its anti-inflammatory effects.

When should you consult a dentist about tooth sensitivity?

It is advisable to consult a dentist if :

  • Tooth sensitivity persists for more than a few days despite the use of products for sensitive teeth.
  • Pain is severe and affects quality of life.
  • There are signs of cavities, tooth fractures or gum recession.

Can tooth sensitivity be caused by sinus problems?

Yes, sinus problems can sometimes cause tooth sensitivity. The maxillary sinuses, located above the roots of the upper teeth, can exert pressure on these roots when inflamed or infected, causing pain that can be mistaken for tooth sensitivity. If you experience tooth pain accompanied by sinusitis symptoms such as nasal congestion, consult your dentist and a sinus specialist for a full evaluation.

How is tooth sensitivity diagnosed by a dentist?

A dentist will diagnose tooth sensitivity by several methods:

  • Clinical examination: Visual inspection of teeth and gums for signs of enamel wear, gum recession or cavities.
  • Sensitivity tests: Application of thermal stimuli (hot and cold) or pressure to identify sensitive teeth.
  • Dental X-rays: To assess the structure of teeth and surrounding bone and identify underlying causes such as decay or infection.

Can tooth sensitivity affect all teeth?

Tooth sensitivity can affect one or more teeth. It is often localized to teeth exposed to risk factors such as enamel wear, gum recession or cavities. However, some people may experience generalized sensitivity if their teeth are exposed to conditions such as an acidic diet or aggressive brushing techniques.

Can braces cause tooth sensitivity?

Braces can temporarily cause tooth sensitivity. Regular adjustment of braces can cause pressure and displacement of teeth, which can lead to temporary sensitivity. Using a toothpaste for sensitive teeth and following your orthodontist's recommendations can help manage this sensitivity.

Can tooth sensitivity be a sign of tooth decay?

Yes, tooth sensitivity can be an early sign of tooth decay. As decay begins to attack the enamel and dentin, it can cause severe pain in response to stimuli such as hot, cold, sweet or acidic foods and beverages. If you experience persistent sensitivity, it's important to see a dentist for proper diagnosis and treatment to prevent more serious dental damage.