Tooth sensitivity is a common condition experienced by many people, causing pain or sensitivity when consuming hot or cold foods, or when brushing or exposed to cold air. There are various reasons behind tooth sensitivity, but there are preventive and therapeutic measures that can be taken to alleviate the pain and sensitivity associated with this condition.

Causes of Tooth Sensitivity

Enamel Erosion

Enamel erosion, affecting the outer layer of the tooth, is one of the causes of tooth sensitivity. This erosion may occur due to frequent consumption of acidic foods, excessive brushing with a toothbrush, or exposure to chemical erosion.

Gum Recession

Gum recession is a condition that occurs when the gums recede from the teeth, leading to the exposure of part of the teeth or roots. This excessive exposure of the teeth may be due to various factors such as chronic gum inflammation, natural erosion with age, inadequate oral care, smoking, genetics, or certain diseases like diabetes.

Tooth Decay

Tooth decay can lead to the destruction of the outer layers of the tooth, making the nerves more susceptible to irritation and sensitivity.

Prevention of Tooth Sensitivity

Healthy Nutrition: Avoid frequent consumption of acidic foods and beverages, and increase intake of foods rich in calcium and fluoride to strengthen the teeth.

Good Oral Hygiene: Regularly clean teeth using a soft toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste, and use dental floss to remove plaque and debris from between the teeth.

Use Toothpaste for Sensitive Teeth: There are special toothpastes containing ingredients that help reduce sensitivity, such as nitrates and potassium.

Appropriate Treatments

For example, at the Expert Dental Centre, dentists offer many treatments to address tooth sensitivity and reduce associated pain. Treatment begins with cleaning decay and repairing damaged teeth, where decay is removed and teeth are rebuilt using various fillings to restore structure and protect them. Then, dentists apply desensitizing agents directly to the teeth, which help reduce sensitivity and strengthen the outer layer of the teeth.

In cases of severe sensitivity, damaged teeth may be covered for protection and to reduce sensitivity, involving the use of materials such as glass ionomer to strengthen and protect teeth from irritation. In more advanced and severe cases, surgical procedures such as dental implants may be suggested to improve the situation and permanently reduce sensitivity. These procedures require careful evaluation by the dentist and advanced planning to ensure successful treatment and improve the patient’s quality of life.

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