Tooth sensitivity can be experienced due to various reasons, such as
Depending on the cause, you might experience a mild to moderate discomfort or dull pain, on the consumption of hot/cold drinks or food.
At your visit to our Toronto dental clinic, our dentist can point out the exact causes of trouble after examining your oral cavity & will suggest the best course of treatment for you.
Enamel is the topmost layer of your tooth which acts as a barrier against plaque. Enamel gets worn out with time due to vigorous brushing, consumption of food with a lower PH (like soft drinks), acid reflux disease, certain medications, prolong habit of clenching or night grinding. If your sensitivity is due to enamel erosion, the following methods will prevent erosion to worsen.
If you have a habit of tooth grinding that you are aware of (in stress) or it happens unconsciously (night grinding-bruxism), consult your dentist so they can assess if you need a custom made night guard.
Due to poor gum health, your gingiva might have recessed, uncovering a portion of the underlying dentin. The receding gum level might go back on its own after a thorough scaling & debridement, or it might need to be repaired using a tissue graft.
Your tooth might have cracked & the crack could have gone all the way to your root. It will elicit pain on the consumption of cold food. Depending on the depth of the crack, your dentist will decide on the needed treatment.
Have regular annual dental visits, so the dentists can do an overall assessment for any broken fillings, decay, gingival disease and and do an overall oral health check.