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Understanding The Different Types Of Tooth Sensitivity

Posted on 8/21/2023 by Thomas Plunkett DMD
Understanding The Different Types Of Tooth SensitivityTooth sensitivity is a common dental problem that can cause discomfort or pain in the teeth. Certain things can trigger tooth sensitivity, such as hot or cold beverages, sweet or acidic foods, or even brushing and flossing. It would be best if you visited the dentist to help you understand tooth sensitivity. Below is more information about the different types of tooth sensitivity:

Root Sensitivity

Root sensitivity occurs when you have gum recession or periodontal disease that leads to the exposure of your tooth's root. The roots of teeth do not have enamel and are more sensitive to external stimuli. You must talk to the dentist if your gum is receding. The dentist will offer the appropriate solution to last longer and help you enjoy all meals.

Dentin Hypersensitivity

This type of tooth sensitivity occurs when the enamel on the tooth's surface wears away. It will then expose the underlying dentin layer. Dentin contains tiny tubules that lead to the tooth's nerve, making it more sensitive to external stimuli. If you have dentin hypersensitivity, the dentist will suggest a crown or filling as treatment.

Pulpal Sensitivity

This type of tooth sensitivity occurs when the nerve inside the tooth (pulp) becomes inflamed or infected. It can cause severe pain and requires immediate dental attention. You should consider it an emergency and get it checked by an expert. The dentist will give you some medication to ease the pain.

Cracked Tooth Syndrome

After fillings and crowns, you may experience tooth sensitivity within the first few weeks. Therefore, you should visit the dentist regularly to get a checkup. The dentist will also notice any changes and detect any problems early. It would be best if you visited our dentist today to ensure you learn all the types of tooth sensitivity.

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