Why does tooth sensitivity happen?

Signs of poor oral health sensitive teeth

It’s sweltering outside from where you just came from and you are craving a glass of deliciously cold water. You fill up the glass and take a long drink and ouch. What is that sharp searing pain? It’s probably your teeth hurting because of sensitivity. Not sure what this is all about? Here is all you need to know about sensitivity of the teeth and why it suddenly occurs.

Keep in mind that finding out the root cause of teeth sensitivity is done through the process of elimination, because there is no other concrete test. You don’t know if yours is the same pain or not? Here is one thing you can do to be absolutely sure. When the pain occurs, is it simply in one tooth or more than one? The good news is that if something happens to one tooth only then the incident might not happen again and could only be a singular event, and can be dealt with treatments like root canal etc. What is best though is that it will not affect other teeth.

So if all of the teeth in your mouth are painful or tingling then it means that could be because of some change in diet that you have adopted recently. There may be something in the food like acids that are damaging the enamel of your teeth that is causing them to become sensitive.

One more thing that can lead to sensitive teeth is increased levels of stress in your body. If you have a stressful situation in your life that is causing you to become upset or depressed then that too could lead to an increase in cortisol levels in your body. Hence leading to sensitivity.

Sinus infection also leads to the sensitivity of the teeth. So is it possible that your sinuses are blocked and you have been blowing your nose too much? If yes, then you need to get that issue out of the way.

In short, understand that all the above mentioned reasons combined can also lead to a sudden sensitivity of your teeth. Only you will be able to minus out the problem and determine how to handle it. Of course it is advised that you seek a dentist as soon as possible so that they can tell you the guide you in the best manner possible. A dentist will tell you what cure will be most effective for you.


April 25, 2017

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