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A 39-year-old member asked:

what does a hypersensitive tooth feel like?

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Dr. Dale Rottman
Dentistry 44 years experience
Hot/Cold sensitive: Gererally a hypersensitive tooth will be sensitive to temperatures, especially cold. The tooth may be particularly sensitive along the gum line where the crown of the tooth and the root join.
Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 26 years experience
Sensitive to temps : Hypersensitive tooth means you feel pain or discomfort when eating or drinking hot or cold foods. It can be caused by a cavity, gum or bone disease, erosion of the tooth, or root exposure. Toothpaste which target sensitivity can help but i recommend dental visit to check for decay or infection.

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