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Sensitive Teeth

When you have tooth pain or discomfort while eating or drinking hot or cold foods or when cold air touches your teeth, it is called teeth sensitivity. Some of the other factors that can trigger pain are sweet beverages, brushing, flossing, and mouthwashes containing alcohol. Sensitivity is caused due to the wearing off of tooth enamel.

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I still experience an extreme shock eating sweets after dental treatment. Kindly help

Query: Hello doctor,After what I believe to be a dentist's procedure on my tooth, I still have an intense shock sensation when eating sweets. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Purva Jingar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. You cannot distinguish someone's occupation from their scrubs, after all. However, it is incorrect if we think she was not a dentist. The best person to enter a tooth is a dentist. Did she? She also gave you care. If ...  Read Full »

I have tooth sensitivity problem. Please help

Query: Hi doctor,I have tooth sensitivity problem. I am suffering from this problem since last two months. I am unable to drink water also. I tried many sensitivity toothpastes, but it does not work properly. Please suggest me a proper drug or suggestion for instant relief.  Read Full »

Dr. Purva Jingar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Tooth sensitivity happens due to many reasons, and it may be because of cavities in teeth. For instant relief, you need to put desensitized toothpaste, but as you are saying it is not working, then it is better for you to visit a dentist and get an x-ray done. They w...  Read Full »

I have sensitive teeth. Is there a special toothbrush and toothpaste that I can use?

Query: Hello doctor, Which toothbrush and toothpaste are best suited for sensitive teeth? Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Amir Shafi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If you have sensitivity while having something cold or hot, I advise you to use any sensitivity protection toothpaste available in the market. Take a small amount of the paste, rub it all over your teeth, leave it for five to seven minutes, then clean the teeth with yo...  Read Full »

Is extraction advisable for shooting tooth pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have got problems with four different teeth. My front tooth is extremely sensitive and painful most of the time. A molar has had a deep filling that was done about a month and a half ago. Still, it hurts, and my dentist said it is nothing to worry. It feels as if shooting pains and some...  Read Full »

Dr. Nivedita Dalmia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I just have gone through the photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity). For the front teeth, get a radiograph done. Maybe there is some trauma to the tooth and it requires root canal treatment. For deeply filling tooth, if the pain is there, then that can ...  Read Full »

I have tooth sensitivity to hot food. Do I need a root canal?

Query: Hi doctor, My dentist convinced me to replace my metal filling with a nonmetal filling. After doing it, I got sensitivity to hot food and liquid. Then I went to visit my dentist. She took an X-ray and said the filling (she replaced) was close to the nerve. She suggested a specialist. He told me tha...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query. If the X-ray shows that the filling or cavity is approximating or involving pulp, you will definitely need a root canal as just a filling will cause pain and infection in future. Maybe the doctor would have given a temporary filling just ...  Read Full »

I fell and cracked my fron tooth. The crack is not evident, but the tooth is sensitive. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, Three days ago, I fell on my face and cracked my right front tooth right in the middle, horizontally. You cannot see the crack with your bare eyes, but if you shine a light from the back of my tooth, you will see it correctly. It goes from the right to the left, and it stops two millim...  Read Full »

Dr. Iyer Parth Laxminarayan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is one of the most common complaints in routine dental practice. The fracture (hairline crack) might be only in the superficial structure (more likely in enamel than in dentin) of the tooth and not in the pulp (since it does not hurt). It requires minimal attentio...  Read Full »

Tooth filling got chipped off and now I have sensitivity. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had braces and got them off and two tooth (upper left, last two) had a gap. My dentist said my filling also chipped from the removal and decided to redo the filling. Afterwards I experienced pain. Like sharp pain from eating hard things like chips, grainy things that went into the g...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If only that particular tooth is being sensitive and no other, then the best for you may be going through the root canal treatment. The teeth may have been grinded down due to successive refilling and may now be very close to nerve. Sometimes using a strong toothpast...  Read Full »

I have four cracked teeth in the front of my lower jaw. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hi doctor,I have four cracked teeth and one that might be starting to crack. I looked it up, and it seems like they are craze lines or oblique supragingival cracks because I do not have any symptoms. Most of the cracks are not very noticeable and are only on the part of the tooth that is closer to w...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I will be answering your questions shortly. I will check the images and let you know more about it. Please feel free to revert in case of further queries. Thank you.   Read Full »

My teeth are quite sensitive and the pain is so bad while brushing. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,It has been over two years since I brushed my teeth however, I have no physical signs of decay. I have recently (last three months) tried every sensitivity toothpaste known over the counter because my teeth are susceptible. Whenever I brush my teeth, the pain is so bad. I nearly faint I...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Musa Alabed Nassar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand that you suffer from susceptible teeth. You say that there are no signs of decay, I ask you, is it severe sensitivity can be a sign? However, to be accurate in commenting, I will share my thoughts and the things we need to do to diagnose this. If you hav...  Read Full »

Do teeth cleaning cause heat sensitivity in my teeth?

Query: Hello doctor, I got my teeth cleaned two weeks ago by a dentist and now a tooth is sensitive to heat.  Read Full »

Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Sensitivity is a common encounter after scaling and cleaning. I reckon you should try toothpastes which help reduce sensitivity. But even after using them if you feel sensitive to hot or cold then visit your dentist again to check for any hidden cavities. X-rays might b...  Read Full »

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