When your teeth touch something cold, hot, acidic, sweet or forcibly and you have tooth pain, chances are you have sensitive teeth.
Main Causes Of Sensitive Teeth
The main cause is exposed dentin, which can occur with many conditions or diseases.
- Decay – if your tooth is sensitive to cold, chances are that you have a cavity. If it is left to get larger, the pain will become worse and leading to a throbbing pain
- Fractured teeth – depending on the size of the crack or chip, the sensitivity pain varies
- Damaged fillings – broken, cracked or loose fillings can cause sensitivity
- Periodontal disease – as the gum shrinks or the root is exposed by infection, a tooth is more sensitive to cold or sweet things
- Tooth whitening – incorrect or excessive use can cause teeth sensitivity
- Impact sensitivity – teeth grinding or over crowded teeth can wear through the enamel causing sensitive teeth
- Orthodontic treatment – braces can cause sensitivity to cold items
Find out more about the causes of sensitive teeth on the Dental Guide Australia’s website.
Herald Avenue Dental Centre in Willetton
If you are experiencing sensitive teeth, please contact us. To make an appointment, please call 9259 5774 or book online.