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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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My teeth are sensitive to cold and air. Are there cavities?

My teeth are sensitive to cold and air. Are there cavities?

Gingivitis/periodont: Gingivitis, peridontal disease are the most common causes of sx you describe. See your dentist! ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my tooth feels weird and sensitive?

What do you suggest if my tooth feels weird and sensitive?

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

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My tooth suddenly became super sensitive. What could have caused tis?

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

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I need some help please! Why is a healthy tooth suddenly sensitive to food?

I need some help please! Why is a healthy tooth suddenly sensitive to food?

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

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My front tooth got hurt and is now sensitive when I touched it I don't wat to do?

My front tooth got hurt and is now sensitive when I touched it I don't wat to do?

See Dentist: See your dentist ASAP. The tooth may be fractured. Or the pulp may be dying and a root canal is indicated. Your dentist may refer you to an oral surgeon or endodontist. ...Read more

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Got a pit on my tooth fixed and now it's very sensitive (it never bothered me before it was fixed)?

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

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How can I soothe a sensitive tooth?

Sensitive: Clove oil in emergency
get hold of your dentist in am. ...Read more

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I have had an increasingly sensitive tooth. Is this a cavity?

I have had an increasingly sensitive tooth. Is this a cavity?

Maybe: May be a cavity or may be gum recession, crack in a tooth or filling. Let your dentist take a look. You could avoid major work if now its only a small filling. ...Read more

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Why is only my back tooth sensitive?

Why is only my back tooth sensitive?

See your dentist.: Any tooth sensitivity or pain should be evaluated by a dentist. It is impossible to diagnose what is causing your sensitivity without examination but could be decay, tissue inflammation or a cracked tooth. ...Read more

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My tooth hurts when I suck in air. What does this mean?

My tooth hurts when I suck in air. What does this mean?

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

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How do I prevent this tooth sensitive to crunchy foods?

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

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What do you suggest if my tooth is very sensitive to cold?

What do you suggest if my tooth is very sensitive to cold?

Examination: I suggest you have the tooth examined by a local dentist to determine the cause of your sensitivity. Could be gum recession due to periodontal disease, a cavity, a fracture, a loose filling, etc. Can't possible know for sure without examining you. ...Read more

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Tooth sensitive after having a cavity filled. Is this normal?

Tooth sensitive after having a cavity filled. Is this normal?

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

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My false tooth is sensitive to sugar and cold. What can I do?

Cavity: You may have a cavity or recession around the crown on the root. Consult with your dentist who can take a look at it. ...Read more

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What are the causes of the tooth to be sensitive, with no cavity?

What are the causes of the tooth to be sensitive, with no cavity?

A few things: Gum recession. Fracture. Bite that is off. Trauma causing a non-vital nerve. You didn't say if it was sensitive to thermal stimuli or pressure. Either way have a local dentist take a look. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my tooth to be sensitive to pressure after crown?

Is it normal for my tooth to be sensitive to pressure after crown?

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

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Is a tooth that is sensitive to hot temperatures dying or decayed?

Is a tooth that is sensitive to hot temperatures dying or decayed?

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

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My tooth is very sensitive to cold. Anything I can do to make it less sensitive?

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

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My right side tooth became sensitive after a deep cleaning. Is this usually the case?

My right side tooth became sensitive after a deep cleaning. Is this usually the case?

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

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I got a cavity filled a week ago but now my tooth is sensitive. How long till it goes away?

I got a cavity filled a week ago but now my tooth is sensitive. How long till it goes away?

Can take 4-6 weeks: It depends on how deep the cavity was, which tooth, what material was used--many factors. ...Read more

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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

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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.

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

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Tooth really sensitive while wearing braces normal?

Tooth really sensitive while wearing braces normal?

Probably: Teeth will get sensitive when they are being moved because of the pressure placed on them. Pressure and sensitivity may also depend on the type of braces you are wearing. Call your dentist to discuss the problem. Medication may be helpful in extreme cases. ...Read more

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What can I do?, I have a sensitive tooth problem?

What can I do?, I have a sensitive tooth problem?

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