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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After a hit, my front teeth chipped. Kindly suggest a treatment.

Query: Hi doctor,I got a hit, and four of my teeth chipped, out of which two hurts. It has only been less than 24 hours so far. I went to the dentist, and she says that I need a root canal right away. However, taking a second opinion, the other dentist says a root canal is not necessary and it will heal on...  Read Full »


Dr. Tinu Thampy

Maxillofacial Prosthodontist, Dentist, Oral Implantologist, Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the radiograph (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I assume that pulp is not exposed. The fracture of the tooth is only till dentin layer. The pulp chamber and root canal is the black or dark area seen in the middle of the tooth on the radiograph. ...  Read Full »

What can I do for the irritation present in my front tooth?

Query: Hi doctor, My front tooth is irritating right now. The gums are not swollen and it feels like the nerve is hurting. Should I visit a dentist or will it go away in some time? What should I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Dentist

Answer: Hi, welcome to icliniq.com. As you have not given enough details on your complaint, I had to ask you a question. Did you bite any food or object with heavy pressure like biting guava or opening bottle cap with the teeth? If yes, then sudden and extreme pressure to the tooth might give you pain. You ...  Read Full »

My tooth is sensitive and painful after getting a filling. How to treat it?

Query: Hi doctor, Recently, I got a new filling (white), and the dentist removed my old silver ones. Now, my tooth is sensitive, and I feel like air going up and down on the tooth. I am getting pain whenever I bite down. Why? What is wrong here?  Read Full »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There will be definitely some sensitivity felt after the replacement of old silver fillings to new tooth colored ones. There is a micro shrinkage that happens after the white material is placed into the old and refined cavity. This is the physics behind your sensitivity. ...  Read Full »

I have a tooth with small stains next to the filled tooth. Are they cavities?

Query: Hi doctor, I have attached the photos of my teeth. The tooth, which is next to the tooth with a filling, has some small stains. What are these little stains? Are they cavities? This tooth often feels sensitive and at times hurts when I floss if I have food stuck between my teeth. I am on birth contr...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The stain does not seem to be a cavity by seeing the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Sensitivity and pain while flossing seems to occur due to the deep filling and food impaction between those teeth. Also, the two metal filling are touching ...  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

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 be...  Read Full »

Is it better to get my two impacted wisdom teeth removed?

Query: Hi doctor, I visited a dentist and he completed deep cleaning of all four quadrants. I got composite fillings on one side of the mouth for five cavities (right side). However, I still have four cavities on the left side. I have two options. Wait for three more months and take care of it, as my in...  Read Full »


Dr. Prerna Jain

Dentist, Orthodontist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Cavities or tooth decay is chronic infections that spread further at a slow rate in most cases. The other thing to consider is any pain or associated symptoms with the cavities, which are indicative of active acute infection that has already spread deeper. So, if the cavi...  Read Full »

Please suggest safe painkillers for toothache.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been having pain inside my mouth. At the top of my mouth, it is like a bubble and so painful. The nerves are making me having a toothache on the right side of my mouth. I have had this for three days now and took a few painkillers. Now, my stomach hurts like bloating and twitching....  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have got gastritis due to painkillers. Avoid spicy, fatty and oily food. Have some walk after having food instead of taking rest and take multiple small meals instead of heavy meals. Avoid smoking and alcohol if any. You can get prescribed tablet Pan DSR 40 mg (Domp...  Read Full »

How often should you brush your teeth?

Query: Hi doctor, How many times a day should I brush my teeth? I recently bought an electronic toothbrush with five modes. I am not new to electronic toothbrushes. I brush my teeth in sensitive mode and I used to wash them three times a day after having food. Sometimes, especially after I had my teeth c...  Read Full »


Dr. Prerna Jain

Dentist, Orthodontist

Answer: Welcome to icliniq.com. The best oral hygiene maintenance method is to brush your teeth with a soft or medium toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. The electronic toothbrush does not offer any real additional benefit to normal individuals. It is the movements of the toothbrush made by our hands that b...  Read Full »

Why does the dental bridge become loose and sensitive after a while?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a tooth extraction in the past to replace that I had opted for a bridge. As a result, the tooth beside my missing tooth was drilled to some extent. After having that just in a span of one month a part of the bridge is chipped out. I could not chew hard food from that canine and al...  Read Full »


Dr. Beryl Fredrick

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and understand your concern. Yes, it is possible to replace your faulty bridge with an inbuilt type of replacement (Implants). The nearby tooth which was reduced for support needs root canal treatment. During bridge replacement, the n...  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

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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