Dentin hypersensitivity is the medical terminology used for tooth sensitivity. It’s a painful dental condition where the inner dentin layer is exposed. Hot or cold foods and drinks can cause an intense tingling sensation in the affected area. Sometimes even sweet and sour foods can cause this pinching sensation and cause you distress. This pain can occur continuously or at intermittent levels. Visit your dentist to know more about this hypersensitivity.
Causes of sudden tooth sensitivity include the following conditions:
The recession of the gums
Exposure to dentine
Injury of the nervous tubules
Teeth whitening, teeth whitening, root canals, crown replacement, orthodontics, etc.
Using a hard bristle brush
Frequent use of mouthwash
Decay around fillings
Grit one’s teeth
Smoking and tobacco use
Acidic foods and soft drinks
To determine the true nature of the problem, you should visit your dentist and determine the cause so that the problem is solved without taking up much of your time and money. An excellent oral diet is essential because it can affect self-esteem, let alone affect the health of the person. Bad breath and yellow teeth can cause the widespread stigma of non-socialization. It could even reach a level where the person would feel wrong even to smile. The sooner you see an expert, the easier its to solve the problem.
What can be done to reduce the sensitivity of teeth?
You must maintain good oral hygiene to stay healthy. There are a few things you must follow. They are:
Look what you eat. Try to avoid eating acidic foods.
Avoid soft drinks as they erode the enamel layer of the tooth.
Maintain an excellent metabolic diet.
Use a soft bristle brush and replace it every 3-4 months.
Inculcate the habit of flossing.
Use a desensitizing toothpaste, as this helps a lot in reducing the feeling of shooting and decreasing the sensitivity to a large extent.
Use a fluoride mouthwash.
Avoid grinding of teeth
Stop smoking and chewing tobacco
Consult your dentist at regular intervals (at least every six months).
There are different remedies for the sensitivity of the teeth. Some of the natural resources like turmeric, basil leaves, guava leaves, cloves, and peppermint oil can do wonders for pain relief. They keep your teeth and gums healthy, clean and robust. For low levels of hypersensitivity, home care remedies work best. Gels, fluoride toothpaste and rinsing of the mouth often help to desensitize the affected area. They provide a protective covering around the tooth and prevent the nerve tubules that are attached to the particular tooth.
However, if these methods do not help to calm the pain, you should always consult the dentist to find the cause of the problem and resolve it quickly, without further damage. Neglecting it for too long can sometimes be devastating and pose a severe threat to your health.