Health is a combination of all the body’s parts working efficiently as a team. Pain in any part of the body makes the whole body to suffer. We are prone to infections on every level in our daily life. Our oral cavity and mouth are home for many types of microbial flora that consist of millions of microbes. These microbes can easily cause dental anomalies and other health infections and complications. One of the major complications that can happen with teeth that have untreated cavities or worn away enamel - are toothaches and tooth sensitivity. Pain in the teeth can make you suffer badly. In this local dentistry blog, we will be discussing teeth sensitivity and tooth pain.
Sensitive Tooth Pain Blog - What is teeth sensitivity?
Teeth sensitivity is an anomaly of the teeth that occur due to the damaged enamel and roots of the gums. The enamel gets broken when you are having unhealthy eating habits such as eating hot and cold foods one after the other. The nerve endings of the teeth are exposed to the surface hence generating pain and uneasiness whenever you eat anything hot or cold.
Causes of tooth sensitivity - sensitive teeth blog:
Teeth sensitivity is usually caused by worn out enamel or broken down teeth, that have some kind of cavity in the pulp canal area of the tooth. In the front teeth, some people have worn out their facial enamel surface area of the tooth. This is readily visible, because the inner layer is more yellow or brown, as compared to the whiter enamel. Many times, people will go into the dental office - with indents in the front surface of their teeth. They will usually say, anything touches this area of exposed frontal surface of the tooth - can cause pain. Many times, the local dentist will recommend placing composite filling where the enamel has been worn out.
The main causes of the tooth sensitivity are listed below:
Using a hard toothbrush can damage your enamel. Having worn out enamel, specially on the buccal surface of front teeth can cause tooth sensitivity.
Acid foods and drinks also damage the enamel to a great extent. Taking too much soda, colas, and spicy foods will lead to teeth sensitivity.
Stress can lead to nervous and involuntary habits in some individuals and one of them is grinding your teeth. Excessive grinding can lead to damaged and worn out enamel.
Gum disease and exposed root of the tooth are also a leading cause of sensitivity
Fractured teeth and worn out fillings can also lead to tooth sensitivity or teeth sensitivity.
The Gastrointestinal reflux disease causes acidic reflux from the stomach back into the mouth causing damage to the teeth. Bulimia is also among the causes of sensitivity.
Generalized pain in the teeth and jaws are the main symptoms. You might feel a kind of uneasiness and electric shock on taking a hot or cold food. Bleeding and swollen gums are also among the symptoms.
Treating sensitive teeth blogging - Cures for teeth sensitivity:
Usage of desensitized toothpastes:
Several brands of medicated toothpaste are available in the market that prevents sensitivity of the tooth. The main ingredient in these pastes is potassium nitrate. The dentists also prescribe fluoride toothpaste.
Use soft bristled toothbrush:
Use proper circular motion in toothbrushing and avoid hard-bristled toothbrushes if have teeth sensitivity. The thing with toothbrushes is that the way you use them matters, as well as the type of toothbrush. Try to brush your teeth softly. Don’t get harsh while brushing or you will hurt your teeth and gums.
Avoid acidic foods:
Food is something that you can control. Try not to eat too many acidic foods since it will only elevate the pain and suffering. Opt for yogurt, milk, butter and non-acidic drinks such as water, instead of acidic beverages, spicy foods, and pickles.
If you are not having a good time with the above remedies, you can ask your dentist to do a covering of paint, varnish or resin over your teeth, which will provide services as an enamel shield.
Other dental procedures that could be done include:
Crowning or bonding
Surgical gum graft
A Root canal is the ultimate and last treatment for teeth sensitivity. With root canal treatment, the pulp canal nerve area is cleaned out and filled. After root canal treatment, the tooth will still need some sort of filling and/or dental crown, since the root canal treatment is only to clean out & fill the pulp canal and the inside root canal region of the tooth.
Composite fillings chat - What is dental composite filling?
The Dental composite filling is a type of tooth remedy on which an adhesive or resin is used, to fill in your teeth cavities. Since it is an adhesive, it is not damaged easily and protects the teeth underneath. It can be done on front teeth or back teeth (molars). The composite filling looks more natural. It is a bit more costly as compared to amalgam fillings. Composite filling takes more time to be done, as compared to amalgam fillings. Esthetically composite fillings are more attractive, as they can match your tooth color. Twenty years ago, amalgam fillings would last longer for molar fillings. Now with new dental technology, composite fillings have become more durable. From time to time, composite fillings may wear out or possibly even fall out - specially on the buccal or facial surface of front teeth. Your dentist can fairly readily re-do the composite filling, if that does happen. Amalgam fillings are still used in many regions of this country and through out the world. Amalgam fillings can last for a long time. Since amalgam fillings contain some mercury, many dentists and countries have started to move away from them. Some European countries are moving totally away from amalgam filling use.
Composite filling chat - How are composite fillings done?
- First the tooth decay is completely removed, usually by the dentist using a handpiece drill. Then, the tooth is cleaned and dried. The last step is the composite filling is put in. Many times a curing light (blue light) is used to harden the composite filling and then, your dentist will polish or adjust the filling to the proper occlusal setting. Having the proper bite adjustment is important. Having a filling be too high or not adjusted properly, can cause tooth pain.
Your local dentist can help treat worn out teeth or broken down teeth. Some cosmetic dentists may provide better esthetically looking dental restorations for broken down teeth, fractured teeth and worn-out teeth. You have to visit your dentist regularly, keep flossing and brushing regularly, to keep your filling safe.
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