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Tooth Is Air Sensitive
My front left tooth has been sensitive to everything cold, even air. My dentist couldn't find the problem after x rays & inspection. What could it be?
See an Endodontist: The key is to have an Endodontist with the diagnostic skills to be able to do a proper diagnosis of your problem. ...Read more
I have a tooth that is sensitive to heat, cold and air. Dentist said there was nothing wrong in the x-rays. What could it be?
See below: It could be a cracked tooth, it could be a little recession that exposes the root surface which can be very sense. You may have a tooth that has pulpitis and this is not visible on radiograph. If it gets worse you likely will need root canal. If it is along the gum line then it is likely the recession issue and may get better. If concerned call your provider or get a second opinion. Good luck. ...Read more
My front tooth is sensitive and sends a sharp pain when in contact with other teeth. Also, the gums above it feel numb and feels like it's an air sac?
See a dentist: Could be a number of problems. The tooth must be evaluated by a dentist who can examine, take x-rays and make appropriate suggestions. ...Read more
Sensitive how?: To sweets and cold, or when you bite on it? When you brush it? Without this information, the best advice anyone can give you is to make an appointment with a local dentist to see if there is a problem and what the appropriate treatment might be. ...Read more
Fracture?: Loose filling? Decay? Non-vital nerve? Periodontal disease? Grinding? Trauma? Now that we've guessed on what could have caused it, it's time to call a local dentist for an appointment. They will let you know the exact reason for your sensitivity and what needs to be done to solve the problem. ...Read more
Healthy tooth: Did your dentist examine that tooth and tell you there is nothing wrong with it and that it is healthy? If so, the tooth may have recession, your bite might be off, or the tooth may have a fracture that went undetected. If you have not seen a dentist for this yet, you should... The tooth may not be as healthy as you think. ...Read more
Got a pit on my tooth fixed and now it's very sensitive (it never bothered me before it was fixed)?
Call your dentist: Filling is too high. Call your dentist so you can be seen as soon as possible to adjust the filling. Very common complication. ...Read more
Last night I noticed that when I suck in air my top front tooth (just one) hurts. What could be wrong?
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What causes sharp electrical pain in a tooth? It happens 3 times in a row then the tooth is sensitive, usually when I'm sitting watching TV at night.
Nerve exposed: Your problem is likely the result of either a cavity or gum recession with exposed root surface either of which can be detected and treated by a visit to the dentist. While a decayed tooth is more serious, sensitivity from gum recession can be indicative of a serious gum problem so that also requires a prompt evaluation. ...Read more
Depends on cause: See your dentist and. Find out what is causing this sensitivity problem. It could be a broken tooth, decay, infection, or a number of things. Once you know why you will also know how to treat it. ...Read more
It's not unusual: It's not unusual to have a little sensitivity after a filling is done. It shouldn't last too long though. If it is persistent for more than a day or two then you should see your dentist. It may be as simple as adjusting your bite or it could mean the tooth may need more extensive treatment. ...Read more
Yes: It's not uncommon. I would suggest that you call your dentist to explain the situation and request that you be seen in order to check the bite, see if the bite is high, and if it needs to be adjusted or it there is a bigger underlying problem. ...Read more
Possibly: A tooth sensitive to temperature changes can be going through a nerve problem. A tooth sensitive to sweets usually means a cavity, but if the decay is large enough to be into the nerve (pulp,) then there is potential for a nerve that is dying. Temperature changes can also be caused by receded gum tissue where the root is being exposed. Contact a dentist soon. ...Read more
Determine cause: Once the cause of the sensitivity is determined, then advice can be give as to how to treat it. For example, if it is due to a cavity, then the advice would be to have the tooth restored with a filling. Since we cannot tell over the internet why your tooth is sensitive, you'll have to see a local dentist for evaluation. ...Read more
Cleaning sensitive: Yes. Deep cleaning removes root tartar or calculus from the roots. Before it is remove gums are puffy, engorged with blood that is there to fight the germs on the calculus. Once this debris is removed the gums become healthy and shrink. Root surfaces are exposed. These initially are very porous and allow temperature changes to hurt the tooth. Apply a small amount of tooth paste before bed to roots. ...Read more
My front left tooth is extremely sensitive to touch and can hurt when I touch it. Is this a cavity?
Could be: It could be a large cavity that has gone into the pulp or nerve of the tooth causing an abscess. It could be that the tooth was hit in an accident in the past and is now abscessed. Maybe you are grinding on that tooth in your sleep. You need to see a dentist asap to find the cause and get it treated. ...Read more
Sensitive tooth. Would like to eliminate it by taking proper care of tooth instead of medicines. My eating habits are culprits? I eat lot of sweets.
That's great: It's great that you want to take good care of your teeth. If you eat a lot of sweets & have sensitive teeth, you may have cavities. Step one would be to see your dentist for a thorough exam & x-rays to start off on the right track and make sure all your teeth & gums are healthy. I love sweets too but have to limit the amount & type, along with proper brushing & flossing to maintain a healthy mouth. ...Read more
See a dentist: Since sensitivity from a tooth can be attributed to a variety of reasons, it is best to have it evaluated by a professional so that you receive the appropriate treatment. It could be anything from root exposure to an early pulpitis ...Read more
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