Nothing is better than a cup of hot tea in the morning or a glass of cold water on a hot day! Of course, if we do not feel pain in our mouth after drinking the first sip. The culprit of this pain is nothing but tooth sensitivity!
What are the causes of tooth sensitivity?
Each tooth is made of dentin, which is a tissue covered by enamel. If the enamel is destroyed or decayed and the dentin is exposed, the tooth will be in a position where we will feel pain.
Retraction of the gums due to heavy and unprincipled brushing can cause the dentin to appear. Other causes of allergies include tooth fractures, gnashing of teeth, acidic foods, excessive use of mouthwash, and more.
Enamel damage is irreparable. When enamel is damaged, there is no way back. So we can only prevent it.
The best advice for oral hygiene and prevention of allergies
Use soft-bristled toothbrushes and do not brush hard. And try to brush according to the correct principles.
Reduce or stop eating acidic foods and drinks, and if it is not possible to leave them, be sure to rinse your mouth with water after consuming them and wait at least half an hour and then brush.
Be careful not to grit your teeth or push your teeth too hard. You can use a mouth guard while sleeping.
Be sure to see a dentist every six months.
If you have severe allergies and mouth sores due to overuse of mouthwash, reduce the use of mouthwash. In addition, use a mouthwash for sensitive teeth.
Sometimes with all the care we take, but still one or more of our teeth become sensitive. In this case, it is best to see a dentist. Alternatively, you can use special toothpaste that prevents allergies and pain, as well as fluoride gel, which strengthens the enamel and reduces sensitivity.
Treatment of tooth sensitivity
If you suffer from sensitive teeth, see your dentist. He or she can diagnose one of the following factors in your toothache. Depending on environmental conditions, your dentist may recommend:
Toothpaste Reduces Sensitivity: After using this toothpaste several times, the pain associated with sensitive teeth disappears. There are many types of toothpaste available in pharmacies. Ask your dentist which product is most effective for you.
Fluoride: Your dentist may use fluoride for sensitive areas of the tooth, to strengthen the enamel, and to reduce pain. He or she may prescribe fluoride for home use at regular intervals.
Use of anesthetic dressings: Sometimes unprotected roots can be treated by placing and tying the dressing to the surfaces of sensitive parts of the root. Local anesthesia may be needed to perform this procedure.
Gum Transplant Surgery: If the root of your tooth has lost its gingival tissue, some of the gingival tissue can be removed and transplanted to the sensitive area due to gingival resorption. This method can treat unprotected roots and reduce allergies.
Root canal: If your tooth sensitivity causes severe and unbearable pain and other treatments do not work, your dentist may recommend root canal. A method used to treat dental nerve problems. This method is considered as the most successful technique to eliminate tooth sensitivity.
To prevent recurrence of tooth sensitivity, brush them twice a day with a soft toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste and floss daily. Use gentle strokes instead of heavy abrasions and avoid abrasive toothpaste. If you grind your teeth together, ask your dentist for a protector. Tooth decay can break teeth and cause allergies.
You need to be careful when eating and drinking acidic foods and beverages such as citrus carbonated beverages. All of these drinks can destroy some of the enamel over time. When you drink acidic drinks, use a straw to reduce contact with your teeth. After eating or drinking an acidic substance, drink water to regulate the acid levels in your mouth.