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Tooth Sensitivity After Cleaning
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.
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).
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..See 1 more doctor answer
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.
Is tooth sensitivity (not to hot/cold) normal after/during maxilliary sinusitis? How long will it last?
Experiencing tooth sensitivity after using Crest 3D whitening peroxide rinse. Best way (s) to alleviate sensitivity aside from discontinuing the rinse?
Fluoride rinse: Brushing with a fluoride rinse should help. If not, discontinue the bleaching rinse.
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.See 4 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 2 more doctor answers
I was wondering is it normal to feel tooth sensitivity if you drink hot then cold water afterwards?
Not necessarily: Temperature sensitivity of teeth can be a harbinger of underlying problems.See 1 more doctor answer
I just got braces yesterday and I'm experiencing severe tooth sensitivity. It hurts to the touch. Is this normal?
Is there any OTC dental compounds that can reduce tooth sensitivity? I've been using Sensodyne for months without improvement.
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!See 1 more doctor answer
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