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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Can you please suggest a remedy for my sensitive teeth?

Query: Hi, I am a 34-year-old female with a height of 5 feet and a weight of around 72 kg. I had sensitive teeth, so the doctor suggested to fill them. But due to the pandemic, I could not go to the dentist. I use medicated toothpaste. The doctor also prescribed me a Clohex mouth wash for 15 days. Please h...  Read Full »

Dr. Krishna Swaroop Achanta

Answer: Hi,Welcome to read your query and understand your concern.To eliminate sensitivity immediately, you need to do warm salt water rinsing a couple of times a day. That will help keep dental infections at bay.You will need to get large cavities filled. Small cavities can be prevented from ...  Read Full »

I am a 25-year-old male having teeth sensitivity and bleeding gums. How to manage it?

Query: Hello doctor, Will desensitizing toothpaste work for tooth sensitivity? I am a 25-year-old male, and I have sensitivity issues when I drink hot or cold. When I brush, I can see bleeding gums. How can you help me? Are there medications that you can prescribe me? What are the home remedies that I can ...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Desensitizing tooth paste is good only if it is due to a gum infection. I suggest using a warm salt water gargle or Betadine mouthwash twice daily. If there is any cavity that may be causing it, you need restoration. So visiting a dentist will be required. In addition,...  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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 ...  Read Full »

My filled tooth hurts while drinking cold stuff. What could be done?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33 year old female. I got my cavity filled two days back. Now, it hurts when I drink cold stuff. Is there anything I can do?  Read Full »

Dr. Asma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There are a few things I would like to ask: Did you have a sensitivity to cold even before getting your tooth filled? What kind of filling have you got? Is it a silver filling or a tooth-colored filling? Sometimes, patients do experience this type of sensitivity afte...  Read Full »

What could be done for the sensitivity of teeth after drinking something cold?

Query: Hello doctor, I am experiencing a sensitivity in my tooth, whenever I drink something cold. I have sensitivity on the front tooth, both on the upper and lower jaws. I also notice a crack down the front teeth on the lower jaws. I started using a sensitivity relief toothpaste. Initially, it worked qu...  Read Full »

Dr. Honey Nandwani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It appears to be dentinal hypersensitivity, and it occurs due to the opening of the nerve endings on the surface of the teeth. If there is crack on the teeth, then an X-ray should be done, to rule out the cause. The treatment can be planned accordingly. If it is due t...  Read Full »

Why do I have teeth sensitivity, pain, and bad breath?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18 year old boy. I have teeth pain and sensitivity whenever I drink something cold or hot. Why does it occur? I also have stains on my teeth. I do not smoke or drink alcohol, but my teeth do not look white. How can I improve the colour of my teeth? Also, why do I get the smell ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashish Goel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are suffering from halitosis. You must be having sensitive teeth, hence having pain or cold or hot sensation. I suggest using Sensodyne toothpaste. Try using Orahex (Chlorhexidine) gargles twice daily for bad breath. Slight staining is normal, it has to be noted ...  Read Full »

My natural tooth is close to the newly placed implant. What can I do?

Query: Hi doctor, Today I had three dental implants fixed, and I feel one is close to the natural teeth. If I develop sensitivity in another one to three weeks, the doctor said a root canal has to be done to that natural tooth. I am attaching my X-ray here. Kindly let me know whether I have to undergo roo...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I had gone through your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). It is very close to the natural tooth, and it may need root canal treatment. As per the OPG (orthopantomogram), the tooth near to implant shows PDL (periodontal ligament) wid...  Read Full »

Is it common to have altered bite and increased sensitivity after dental fillings?

Query: Hi doctor, My dentist fixed two fillings in my upper back teeth. As my bite was different and I had sensitivity, I went back to the dentist, and the doctor fixed it. She said she needed to shave most of the fillings because I had a very heavy bite. After a month, I still feel few sensitivities thou...  Read Full »

Dr. Ummah Mohammad

Answer: Hi,Welcome to understand your concern and worry. But from the things you have explained to me, I believe your dentist is very skilled and did the most exact treatment that could be done. The sensitivity that you are still complaining of might be due to shaving off the tooth structure a...  Read Full »

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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. Geethanjali Sadasivam

Answer: Hi, welcome to 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 »

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