A 40-year-old member asked:
tooth is highly sensitive to heat and cold -- what could be the problem?
5 doctor answers • 11 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 38 years experience
Several things: Hot and cold sensitivity can come from several problems. A hole in the tooth , a cracked tooth , a defective filling, a root that is exposed from gum recession are the most common. Have your dentist check it out. It won't go away and it becomes a more expensive to fix later!
Dentistry 39 years experience
Several issues: One, decay, 2 tooth abrasion, 3 clenching and or grinding just to name a few.
Prosthodontics 41 years experience
Irreversible: Irreversible pulpitis. This means that the pulpal tissue ( nerve, blood vessels) has reached a point of accumulated trauma/irritation from which it is unable to recover. The inflammation is irreversible. See the root canal specialist - the Endodontist - for a thorough evaluation and treatment if needed. You may be lucky and this will recover without tx, but the symptoms are classic. Good Luck.
Pain Management 36 years experience
See a dentist: Teeth can be sensitive for many reasons. If a single tooth becomes sensitive to heat, the tooth's nerve may be dying. See your dentist for diagnosis and treatment if needed.
Dentistry 40 years experience
Thermal Sensitivity: Any number of causes, including but not limited to cavities, loose or cracked filling, cracked tooth, or trauma. Best bet is to see a local dentist for an exam.
A 44-year-old member asked:
My tooth is sensitive to heat. What could be wrong with it?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Probable Infection: Get to your dentist now.
Last updated Dec 9, 2015
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