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Dr. Corey Clay
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Sensitive Teeth (Overview)

The common causes are the result of worn tooth enamel or exposed tooth roots. Other factors, such as a cavity, a cracked or chipped tooth, gum disease or a side effect of a teeth grinding. The best way to find out why a tooth is sensitive is to have dentist examine you.


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What causes sensitive teeth?

What causes sensitive teeth?

Brushing too hard: Few things can thinout the enamel or break it causing exposure of the second layer or dentin. When dentin is exposed lots of sensitivity is experienced specially to light touch and air or cold air or water. Thinning or abrasion of enamel is caused by 1. Brushing too hard, 2. Using a hard brush 3. Grinding of teeth causing chipping of enamel at the gum area. ...Read more

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Dr. Corey Clay
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Sensitive Teeth (Overview)

The common causes are the result of worn tooth enamel or exposed tooth roots. Other factors, such as a cavity, a cracked or chipped tooth, gum disease or a side effect of a teeth grinding. The best way to find out why a tooth is sensitive is to have dentist examine you.


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Does having sensitive teeth means you've got weak teeth?

Does having  sensitive teeth means you've got  weak teeth?

No: There are many causes of tooth sensitivity. See your dentist to determine what the cause of the sensitivity is. Frequently, a change in toothpaste and brushing technique is all that is needed to dramatically reduce sensitivity. ...Read more

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Dealing with Wisdom Teeth (Checklist)

See dentist or oral surgeon for evaluation
once
Have wisdom teeth extracted if unable to maintain the teeth or if they are impacted
once
Take NSAIDs if you experience pain or swelling from the wisdom teeth
daily
Rinse with warm salt water if experiencing gum swelling around teeth.
daily
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How did any of you treat sensitive teeth?

How did any of you treat sensitive teeth?

Prevident : Don't chew ice-this causes cracks in your teeth which cause sensitivty. Avoid whitening toothpastes and mouthrinses. Visit a dentist to fix cavities and treat gum disease. If you are still sensitive, the dentist can prescribe a toothpaste called prevident that you use at night after brushing your teeth. You will brush and spit but do not rinse-allow the paste to soak into your teeth. ...Read more

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What is the best place to go to get teeth whitening treatment for sensitive teeth?

What is the best place to go to get teeth whitening treatment for sensitive teeth?

A dental office: A special "kor whitening" technique (only available at a dental office) has a procedure which treats tooth sensitivity while the whitening is being done. Talk to your dentist! ...Read more

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Getting Straight Teeth (Checklist)

See an orthodontist
Once
See a dentist trained In cosmetic dentistry
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What can I do to get rid of sensitive teeth?

What can I do to get rid of sensitive teeth?

Sensitive teeth: The pain of sensitive teeth can be managed with a few simple home remedies. Use Sensodyne tooth paste. Avoid using hard-bristled toothbrushes and avoid hard foods. Also avoid or limit acidic items like sodas, tomatoes, oranges and lemons. See your dentist on regular basis for cleaning and prophylaxis. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference from loose teeth and sensitive teeth?

How can you tell the difference from loose teeth and sensitive teeth?

Loose teeth: Are typically those that are mobile (moving) secondary to gum / none (periodontal) disease. They can also be loose as a result of an accident. Sensitive teeth are those that respond to a stimulus -- hot, cold, sweet, pressure etc. Sometimes, loose teeth can also be sensitive due to advanced gum disease. Best to see a dds for an evaluation, treatment and oh instructions. ...Read more

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How long is the process to have all teeth removed and replaced also what would a estimated cost be I have very sensitive teeth and have had a lot of teeth work and I am over it time to just get it all done

How long is the process to have all teeth removed and replaced also what would a estimated cost be I have very sensitive teeth and have had a lot of teeth work and I am over it time to just get it all done

It : It is so difficult to answer your question without an exam and radiographs. Are you asking about replacing missing teeth with implants and fixed bridgework or just dentures? Regarding fees, they vary dramatically from coast to coast, from state to state, and from office to office. Your best bet is to have a thorough, complete dental examination from a trusted dentist in your community where you plan to be treated. In this way, you will be given all your options and associated fees from someone who can actually see your condition and treat you. ...Read more

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What causes sensitive teeth?

Brushing too hard: Few things can thinout the enamel or break it causing exposure of the second layer or dentin. When dentin is exposed lots of sensitivity is experienced specially to light touch and air or cold air or water. Thinning or abrasion of enamel is caused by 1. Brushing too hard, 2. Using a hard brush 3. Grinding of teeth causing chipping of enamel at the gum area. ...Read more

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