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Tooth Sensitivity Causes
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! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can biting into a stone hard bread crust cause tooth sensitivity and slight afterache to liquid only in one tooth? Does sensodyne help?
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.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should not: Dental sealants are a thin, preventive coating placed over deep grooves in teeth to prevent cavities. You should have no pain or sensitivity with sealants. If a sealant is too thick, it may cause you to put too much pressure on the tooth when you bite down on it. Over time, this can make tooth sensitive. A minor adjustment to thin sealant and reduce the pressure, should stop any sensitivity. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Does zoom whitening cause more tooth sensitivity than other kinds? My friend had it done and loved the results. But he said his teeth were very sensitive for a long time after. Is that common? I already have sensitive teeth, so is it safe for me?
Some clarification: "zoom" is merely a brand name for one particular line of tooth whitening products. There are many different brands and methods available. Even zoom has different concentrations and formulations. The three biggest factors that determine sensitivity are: 1-concentration 2-length of time in contact with teeth 3- patient's individual dental variables. Safe? Yes but expect some temporary sensitivity. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
TMJ syndrome: Temporo-mandibular syndrome is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Headache, earache, sinus pain, tooth sensitivity and jaw pain are the common symptoms. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See Orofacial Pain practitioner for a consultation and treatment options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. ...Read moreSee 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. ...Read more
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). ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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?
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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