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

Q. My tooth is sensitive even after using an anti-sensitivity toothpaste. Please help.

Answered by
Dr. Honey Nandwani
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 13, 2017 and last reviewed on: Sep 09, 2023

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 quite well. But, after three weeks, I felt a pain in the same area again. Can you please guide me how to deal with this problem? Also, my front tooth is transparent.



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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-rayshould be done, to rule out the cause. The treatment can be planned accordingly. If it is due to hypersensitivity, then using an anti-sensitivity toothpaste can help, but it should not be used for more than 15 days at a stretch, and you need to change back to your regular toothpaste after that. If you do not get a relief, you should go for other in-office treatments like fluoride application, dentine adhesive or laser treatment.

Hope this helps.

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