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What could be done to manage sensitivity in teeth?

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Answered by

Dr. Purva Jingar

Medically reviewed by

iCliniq medical review team

Published At March 25, 2017
Reviewed AtMay 8, 2024

Patient's 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.

Answered by Dr. Purva Jingar


Welcome to icliniq.com.

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 will find whether there is a cavity or not. If not they will suggest you for cleaning which will cure your teeth. If there is a cavity either they will perform simple restoration procedure or if the cavity is big, then they will perform root canal treatment as it will save the affected tooth structure. Also, if you have any habit of grinding teeth then stop this habit from now because this also causes sensitivity in teeth. For now, I suggest you try burned clove for relief. Swallow it for without crushing, or you can put extra virgin coconut oil in your mouth for one to two minutes then spit them with warm water. Hope this will temporarily cure the problem. I suggest you visit a dentist soon.

The Probable causes

Bad oral hygiene.

Investigations to be done

Advised IOPA with respect to the affected portions.

Differential diagnosis

Chronic generalized gingivitis and fractured tooth.

3. Bruxism.

Probable diagnosis

Dental caries.

Treatment plan


Preventive measures

Proper cleaning of mouth and follow up.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Purva Jingar
Dr. Purva Jingar


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