Sensodyne Toothpaste

Sensodyne toothpaste is a desensitizing toothpaste used to treat sensitive teeth. The active ingredients in this toothpaste are Potassium nitrate and Strontium acetate. Potassium nitrate desensitizes the nerve endings in the dentinal tubules, and Strontium replaces some of the lost minerals and covers the exposed nerve endings.

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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 »

I stuck my temporary crown with toothpaste as it fell off. Why is it paining now?

Query: Hello doctor, I woke up this morning to find my temporary crown off of the teeth and stuck between the teeth and my cheek. I was able to pull it off but when I did, I noticed a piece missing from it. I did not find the piece. So, I am guessing I probably swallowed it in my sleep. My dentist is close...  Read Full »


Dr. Naveen Thomas

Dentist, Endodontist, Pedodontist, Periodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The pain was most likely due to sensitivity. It will settle down when the permanent crown is placed. The method of putting the crown back using toothpaste is not recommended as there is a high chance that it will dislodge again and you might end up swallowing the ent...  Read Full »

Why does the tooth next to the extraction site feel weird?

Query: Hi doctor, Last month, I got my upper left wisdom tooth removed. I feel the tooth next to extracted tooth is sensitive to pressure while biting and cold. Is it normal? The extraction was straight forward, but the root was crooked. So, there was some little difficulty in extraction.  Read Full »


Dr. Nupur Prashant Shah

Dentist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern regarding the dental health. Sensitivity to cold and bite is a very common dental problem because of exposure of dentin caused by gum disease or tooth wear. We can confirm the diagnosis of sensitivity only by doing tests. So, consult your nea...  Read Full »

I have sensitivity even after wearing a crown for it. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My dentist went for a crown for my molar because my molar was too sensitive. Now the sensitivity has reduced but not gone completely. My crown was fixed before two years. What can I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Crowning the tooth could not be a solution for sensitivity, and moreover, you say that you still feel the tooth to be sensitive. There is a high chance that the molar with the crown is not the culprit. Also, the sensitivity could be for two reasons. 1. Enamel wear e...  Read Full »

Use of teeth whitening strips caused a burning sensation. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I have braces. Sometimes, I use whitening strips. Recently, it has caused a sharp burning feeling. Do I have a cavity?  Read Full »


Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You are not having any cavities. It is dentin hypersensitivity. It is the most common problem caused by the use of whitening strips, followed by gum irritation. The peroxide chemical in the whiten...  Read Full »

My bottom teeth are very sensitive. How do I get relief?

Query: Hi doctor,My bottom teeth have been feeling very sensitive for the last few days now. However, I have had a blast on my gum towards the back of my tooth for about a month now. I have seen my dentist and he explained it was just like a spot, although it keeps coming back even when I pop it myself. I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Honey Arora

Dentist, Oral Implantologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The sensitivity of bottom teeth can be most commonly due to gum infection leading to gingivitis or periodontitis. So, my suggestion is to consult an oral physician and get evaluated. An X-ray can also be done for confirmation. For now, use anti-sensitivity toothpaste...  Read Full »

My tooth is sensitive after a filling. Why?

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

Dentist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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

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 Arora

Dentist, Oral Implantologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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

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.  Read Full »


Dr. Purva Jingar

Dentist

Answer: Hello, 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. The...  Read Full »

After my recent filling, I am getting pain whenever I bite. Why?

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 »

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