Q. How can tooth sensitivity and bad breath be cured?

Answered by
Dr. Deepti Jakhmola
and medically reviewed by Dr. Divya Banu M
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 05, 2019

Hello doctor,

I am feeling sensitivity in my teeth and my mouth smells as well. What should I do?



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As stated by you this seems to be the case of gums disease commonly called pyorrhoea.

The Probable causes:

There are different reasons of teeth sensitivity.
Most commonly sensitivity to all teeth and bad smell from the mouth is caused by gum disease gingivitis or periodontitis.
Other cause for sensitivity can be a generalized teeth erosion resulting due to gastroesophageal reflux in which due to acidity, the outer layer of teeth is washed off by acid. This also causes a foul smell.

Investigations to be done:

OPG (full mouth X-ray).

Differential diagnosis:

Generalized teeth erosion due to GERD.

Probable diagnosis:

Chronic generalized periodontitis.

Treatment plan:

Treatment planning would depend upon the cause.

Preventive measures:

Avoid having very hot or very cold food and drinks.

Regarding follow up:

Mention the history of chronic acidity and gastritis. Send an image of the oral cavity (mouth) for better and specific treatment planning.

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