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Q. Please suggest a way to get instant relief from sensitive teeth.

Answered by
Dr. Purva Jingar
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 24, 2017

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.



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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 1-2 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:

1. Chronic generalized gingivitis.
2. Fractured tooth.
3. Bruxism.

Probable diagnosis:

Dental caries.

Treatment plan:


Preventive measures:

Proper cleaning of mouth and follow up.

Regarding follow up:

Revert after six months to a dentist online.--->

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