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Dr. Ira Katz
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Heat Sensitivity (Definition)

Heat sensitivity is a clinical finding in which a person is much more likely to feel uncomfortable in warmer places. This can occur ...Read more


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Does tooth heat sensitivity mean you need a root canal?

Does tooth heat sensitivity mean you need a root canal?

Maybe: Heat sensitivity does not necessarily mean you need a root canal. Depending on the length of time the heat sensitivity lasts and how it responds to heat compared to other teeth you may or may not need a root canal. Dentists will also look at other factors such as if the tooth is sensitive to biting pressure or tapping on it. ...Read more

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What can I do if I have tooth heat sensitivity, don't want a root canal?

What can I do if I have tooth heat sensitivity, don't want a root canal?

Get examined: Heat is often a sign of an irreversible pulpitis. Root canal therapy may be imminent if you decide to maintain the tooth. Have the tooth examined for caries and/or a existing failing restoration. ...Read more

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Which disease could cause severe hip pain, muscle weakness, hair and tooth loss, & light & heat sensitivity?

Which disease could cause severe hip pain, muscle weakness, hair and tooth loss, & light & heat sensitivity?

Possible thyroid: You might have a thyroid problem. You should see your physician to get a physical and blood test. ...Read more

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Had retreatment of two root canals...Having heat sensitivity with one of the molars treated-shouldn't tooth be "dead" now, not sensitive?

Endo retreat pain: Root canal retreatments are about 60-80% successful. A flare-up--sensitivity to thermal changes or pain when biting--are very possible. If you were prescribed antibiotics and/or pain medication take them as directed. If pain persists return to your treating dentist for follow-up. ...Read more

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Needing expert help. I have pain on the two teeth that they grinded down. Mainly cold and heat sensitivity. Why is this and how can a dentist fix this?

Hot and Cold: If the sensitivity lasts less than ten seconds with no residual dull ache or throbbing then it will get better with time however see your dentist to be sure. If the sensitivity lasts longer than ten seconds or you get a dull throbby ache that lasts a while then it can be fixed via root canal therapy. ...Read more

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Does having a period affect heat sensitivity?

Very possible: It is very likely to be so of sensitivity dissapears when your period is gone. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Heat Intolerance (Definition)

Heat intolerance is the inability to be comfortable ...Read more