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Doctor insights on: Tooth Sensitivity After Cleaning

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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.

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What can I do for tooth sensitivity?

What can I do for tooth sensitivity?

Go see a dentist: There are many causes of tooth sensitivity, all of which need a proper evaluation to deterimine its cause and then the appropriate treatment. Dentists are trained to comfortably determine these things and to help you feel better. Call for an appointment today.

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How do I decrease tooth sensitivity?

How do I decrease tooth sensitivity?

Several ways...: There are several ways to decrease tooth sensitivity. It is best, however, to ask your dentist about why you are suffering from tooth sensitivity. Otherwise, you will be trying all methods blindly. Correct diagnosis is critical in getting the right treatment or finding the right solution. The solutions vary from desensitizer to a filing to a night guard, etc. Consult a dentist to see what's best.

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How can I alleviate tooth sensitivity?

It depends: The solution depends on the cause. Tooth sensitivity can be caused by diet, traumatic toothbrushing (too hard or aggressive), gum disease, tooth decay, clenching/grinding the teeth, or other reasons. See your dentist for an evaluation to identify the probable cause (s), then take the steps to remedy the problem (s).

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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..

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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.

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Can you advise for annoying tooth sensitivity?

Can you advise for annoying tooth sensitivity?

Determine the cause: Once the cause is determined, then you will be advised on how to alleviate the problem. Could be a cavity, a loose filling, a cracked tooth, gum recession, etc. Can't possibly tell over the internet. Call a local dentist for an appointment.

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I was wondering how I could have a whiter smile in 2 days without tooth sensitivity?

I was wondering how I could have a whiter smile in 2 days without tooth sensitivity?

Luck: You are using a substance to whiten, which has a specific side-effect, making your teeth sensitive. Some people are bothered by it, others not.

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Is tooth sensitivity (not to hot/cold) normal after/during maxilliary sinusitis? How long will it last?

Is tooth sensitivity (not to hot/cold) normal after/during maxilliary sinusitis? How long will it last?

Yup: Classic sign of sinusitis is feeling a toothache in your maxillary posterior teeth. It usually resolves when the sinusitis does. If it doesn't, consult with your dentist... you may also have a tooth problem.

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Need to know is tooth sensitivity normal after a filling?

Need to know is tooth sensitivity normal after a filling?

It can be: Depending on the location of the restoration and how deep it was, it it perfectly normal. Since the dentist who restored the tooth knows exactly what the restoration entailed, give them a call for further clarification.

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Does having tooth sensitivity mean you need a root canal?

Does having tooth sensitivity mean you need a root canal?

Not necessarily: Tooth sensitivity does not usually require a root canal in order to effectively treat it. There are many procedures that precede a root canal that can be used to treat the sensitivity. Most commonly, you should use a desensitizing toothpaste such as sensodyne and a Fluoride mouthwash. Usually this works. In cases of extreme sensitivity you may require a root canal.

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Would you say it is standard procedure to take an antibiotic for tooth sensitivity?

Would you say it is standard procedure to take an antibiotic for tooth sensitivity?

Not recommended: You shouldn’t take antibiotics for tooth sensitivity. That's because unnecessary antibiotics can cause an unpleasant side effects. See your dentist to determine the cause of your tooth sensitivity and the possible treatments.

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How much time does tooth sensitivity have to linger for a root canal to be necessary?

How much time does tooth sensitivity have to linger for a root canal to be necessary?

No time frame...: Has the tooth been newly restored, or is this a cavity they you have not yet fixed? Root canal necessity is not always based on how sensitive the tooth is. There are many factors that go into the equation. Your local dentist is better prepared to answer your question.

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I just got braces yesterday and I'm experiencing severe tooth sensitivity. It hurts to the touch. Is this normal?

I just got braces yesterday and I'm experiencing severe tooth sensitivity. It hurts to the touch. Is this normal?

Yes: Normal. You will feel better in a few days.
In the meantime, a soft diet and frequent brushing will keep your mouth in tip-top shape.

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Is there any OTC dental compounds that can reduce tooth sensitivity? I've been using Sensodyne for months without improvement.

Is there any OTC dental compounds that can reduce tooth sensitivity? I've been using Sensodyne for months without improvement.

Fluoride toothpaste: Any good fluoride toothpaste will help with sensitivity to some extent. Sensodyne is one of the most recognized but any fluoride gel or rinse will do well also.

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Does disodium hydrogen citrate cause tooth sensitivity?

Does disodium hydrogen citrate cause tooth sensitivity?

Not usually: Most antacids are used to relieve stomach acids from proliferating in the form of gatric reflux (upset stomach.) a bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) is used as a base to counter acids. However, patients having concerns with recurrent acid reflux have been known to experience enamel errosion. Errosion refers to a chemical process which weakens enamel and can cause a great deal of sensitivity. See your dentist!

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