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Doctor insights on: Teeth Sensitivity With Invisalign Aligners

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Which is the best toothpastes for teeth sensitivity?

Which is the best toothpastes for teeth sensitivity?

RX: There are prescription strength sensitivity toothpastes that are given to people who have sever sensitivity issues. See a dentist for proper diagnosis and a rx. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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I have teeth sensitivity problems now everything including breathing irritates my teeth it's negative on cavities i just want my regular feeling back?

I have teeth sensitivity problems now everything including breathing irritates my teeth it's negative on cavities i just want my regular feeling back?

Sensitive teeth: See your dentist asap to find the cause of your sensitive teeth and the treatment needed. A dentist can help you feel better. ...Read more

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I ve bad tooth sensitivity on all teeth recently, went to dentist, he can't c why, please advice me of other possible health problems I may b suffering with?

I ve bad tooth sensitivity on all teeth recently, went to dentist, he can't c why, please advice me of other possible health problems I may b suffering with?

Root senitivity: Tooth sensitivity can be caused by exposed nerve endings on the root surface at the gum line. Scrubbing too hard while brushing or eating acidic foods can irritate these. I have found that sensodyne works well for this. ...Read more

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How to reduce teeth sensitivity, what to do?

How to reduce teeth sensitivity, what to do?

See a dentist: See a dentist to determine what's causing the sensitivity. There are many possible causes and each one has their own specific remedy. ...Read more

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Does oral herpes cause teeth sensitivity?

Does oral herpes cause teeth sensitivity?

No: However, a burning or throbbing sensation of oral mucosa or gums is possible. ...Read more

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How long can teeth sensitivity due to grinding teeth (bruxism) last?

How long can teeth sensitivity due to grinding teeth (bruxism) last?

Differs: This really differs from person to person. The real issue comes down to resolving the bruxism, typically with an appliance and then treating the sensitivity. When it comes to the sensitivity, start with an otc product such as sensodyne. There are other things that can be done, but those are all things that require treatment in the dental office. ...Read more

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Can I use ginger for teeth sensitivity?

Can I use ginger for teeth sensitivity?

Not really: I know of no research that ginger helps with sensitivity. The easiest would be to use a toothpaste that says for sensitive teeth. Don't use a whitening toothpaste. The most effective way would be done by your dentist. ...Read more

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Is there a toothpaste out there that treats/repairs gum recession and teeth sensitivity to cold?

Is there a toothpaste out there that treats/repairs gum recession and teeth sensitivity to cold?

Gum recession: Toothpaste will not regrow gums, but some toothpastes are formulated to reduce tooth sensitivity. Recession may be due to improper or overly aggressive brushing, gum disease, and/or malocclusion. Please see a gum/bone specialist, a Periodontist. If teeth malpositioned may also need to see an Orthodontist. There's no OTC that will repair damage that's already been done. ...Read more

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Does zoom whitening cause more tooth sensitivity than other kinds? My friend had it done and loved the results. But he said his teeth were very sensitive for a long time after. Is that common? I already have sensitive teeth, so is it safe for me? .

Does zoom whitening cause more tooth sensitivity than other kinds? My friend had it done and loved the results. But he said his teeth were very sensitive for a long time after. Is that common? I already have sensitive teeth, so is it safe for me?


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Some clarification: "Zoom" is merely a brand name for one particular line of tooth whitening products. There are many brands and methods available. Even zoom has different concentrations and formulations. The three biggest factors that determine sensitivity are: 1-concentration 2-length of time in contact with teeth 3- patient's individual dental variables. Safe? Yes but expect some temporary sensitivity. ...Read more

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Can teeth clenching at night cause teeth sensitivity to hot and coldness around the gum line or just the biting surfaces?

Can teeth clenching at night cause teeth sensitivity to hot and coldness around the gum line or just the biting surfaces?

See DDS: Have your dentist clinically evaluate the area of concern. Grinding can lead to recession and tooth sensitivity. Make sure that this is the problem and not decay or periodontal disease by contacting your dentist. ...Read more

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What could be causing extreme tooth sensitivity around a dental implant (and the teeth/gums surrounding it)?

What could be causing extreme tooth sensitivity around a dental implant (and the teeth/gums surrounding it)?

Several things: Either ann adjacent tooth has a root canal or gum problem, or it could be a problem w/ the implant itself.
Get the area evaluated by the dr. Who placed the implant. A proper diagnosis is needed. ...Read more

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Why massaging my temporalis muscle fixes my tooth sensitivity/lip tingling? Is there a relation between this muscle and the upper teeth/lip?

Why massaging my temporalis muscle fixes my tooth sensitivity/lip tingling? Is there a relation between this muscle and the upper teeth/lip?

Common nerves: The temporalis muscle is controlled by a branch of the same cranial nerve that gives sensory innervation to the face, teeth, tongue, maxilla and mandible. The 5th cranial nerve or trigeminal nerve is a very large nerve with 3 major sensory branches and motor nerve branches to the muscles of mastication. The temporalis muscle happens to be one of those muscles. ...Read more

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Dental: Making sure of communication. Do I ask a dentist for a "fluoride treatment" or "fluoride varnish" to decrease teeth sensitivity?

Ask for options: Many products can reduce sensitivity that are far more precise than the shotgun use of flouride. Ex. Brush and Bond from Parkel, MI paste. ...Read more

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I've got gum inflammation, dentin with no enamel teeth, sensitivity, sharp pains. What toothpaste and mouthwash would you recommend for me to use.?

I've got gum inflammation, dentin with no enamel teeth, sensitivity, sharp pains. What toothpaste and mouthwash would you recommend for me to use.?

Mild ones: You should use a tooth paste that contains Fluoride and help reduce sensitivity such as Sensodyne, and use a mouth wash that does help prevent caries and help reduce inflammation, Biotine mouth wash for example. Your dentist should be able to give you better advice. Stay well my friend ...Read more

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Had 4 wisdom teeth removed 5 days ago. Wht would I have tooth sensitivity and ear pain?

Had 4 wisdom teeth removed 5 days ago. Wht would I have tooth sensitivity and ear pain?

Oral surgery: If this is ongoing, that would be expected from the extractions. If this is new, call your dentist especially if there is any fever — infection is a worry. ...Read more

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Was wondering if I have signs present of minor periodontal will invisalign still work to sort out a cross bite and help re align my teeth?

# of considerations: No qualified orthodontist would consider corrective rx in the presence of infection... Gum disease must be resolved first. If cross bite is skeletal it cannot be resolved in an adult with tooth movement alone... Surgery is required. Clear aligners are less than 1/2 as effective as braces in correcting crossbites. Please see a qualified orthodontic specialist. This is beyond a gp's training. ...Read more

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What are the causes of tooth sensitivity?

What are the causes of tooth sensitivity?

There are many: Causes for sensitive teeth like tooth decay, brushing too hard, receding gums, gingivitis and grinding or clenching your teeth, acid erosion (e.g. lemon, soda) could also be one of the causes. Ask your dentist for more information and get a dental examination. ...Read more

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Can tooth sensitivity cause intense jaw pain?

Yes, it can: Sensitivity can be coming from gum recession, a cavity, a fractured tooth, and even from a non-vital tooth (sensitivity to pressure, not temperature).

See your dentist to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What is a natural cure for tooth sensitivity and enamel decay?

What is a natural cure for tooth sensitivity and enamel decay?

I am all for: Natural remedies — but if you have decay or tooth sensitivity please see your dentist promptly. Untreated decay can worsen over time or lead to serious complications. Please don't avoid the dentist on this one. ...Read more

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How long does tooth sensitivity last after having a dental filling?

How long does tooth sensitivity last after having a dental filling?

Depends: Some sensitivity after filling is due to irritation to the nerve, after few days subsides. Others is because the bite after filling placement is too high & needs adjustment or balancing. After adjustment sensitivity goes down after 2 to 3 days. And if the sensitivity does not go away after 1 week and the quality of pain changes to constant, spontaneous, and to hot temperature might need root canal. ...Read more

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Usually how long can tooth sensitivity go away after having a dental filling?

Usually how long can tooth sensitivity go away after having a dental filling?

Should Not Last: Dental sensitivity can happen in certain cases, but most of the time the dentist should be able to tell you there may be sensitivity at the time of treatment, and why. He/she should also tell you what may need to happen if "this" happens, or "that" happens. Meaning, you should not be left wondering. Go back, let the dentist know your issue, I'm sure they will get right on it for you! Don't wait. ...Read more

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I am having problems with receding gums and tooth sensitivity. What non-abrasive toothpaste should I use?

I am having problems with receding gums and tooth sensitivity. What non-abrasive toothpaste should I use?

Gum recession: Please see a dentist about your receeding gums. Brushing too hard can be traumatic to gum tissue but there are other causes that need to be addressed. Your bite, teeth grinding and clenching and periodontal disease will cause your gums to recede and need to be treated by a dentist. ...Read more

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Cavity filled over month ago. Tooth sensitivity esp. to hot/cold food, have returned to dentist twice, xrays, he sees nothing concerning. Next step?

Cavity filled over month ago. Tooth sensitivity esp. to hot/cold food, have returned to dentist twice, xrays, he sees nothing concerning. Next step?

Tooth sensitivity: A deep filling can remain sensitive for some time, but the sensitivity usually decreases over time.
If your dentist has not done so, have your bite checked. A high filling, even if it's just slightly high, can cause sensitivity.
Sometimes a filling will need to be removed and the tooth refilled. ...Read more

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Can Invisalign intrude and extrude teeth or only align them? I'd don't want to wear wire braces, but I need intrusion of my front teeth.

Can Invisalign intrude and extrude teeth or only align them?  I'd don't want to wear wire braces, but I need intrusion of my front teeth.

To some extent: Braces are still the gold standard. Clear Aligners are not as effective as braces in many movements in addition to rotational alignment. See a qualified Orthodontic Specialist rather Ghana GP. They do treatment better, master, and with more competence. Consider clear braces as a better alternative. If you insist on Aligners, have it done by a fully qualified professional. ...Read more

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How to remove tooth sensitivity?

How to remove tooth sensitivity?

See your dentist: See your dentist to find out why your teeth are sensitive. The cause will determine the appropriate treatment. There are many reasons why and each has their own specific remedy. ...Read more

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I'm having tooth sensitivity. What should I do?

I'm having tooth sensitivity. What should I do?

See dentist/sensodyn: I would first go to the dentist for a series of xrays, exam, and cleaning. Sensitive teeth could be caused by cavities that need to be treated. I would also recommend a toothpaste such as sensodyne to help relieve the tooth sensitivity. ...Read more

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Invisalign (Definition)

Clear aligners, such as Invisalign, are clear plastic trays designed to tip your teeth into improved alignment. They are extremely esthetic, and must be worn >22 hours/day to be effective. They are not a braces substitute, are only about 60% as effective, take longer, are more expensive, and don't provide as much post-treatment stability. See an Orthodontic ...Read more