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Doctor insights on: Tooth Sensitivity Causes

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Can tooth sensitivity cause intense jaw pain?

Can tooth sensitivity cause intense jaw pain?

Yes, it can: Sensitivity can be coming from gum recession, a cavity, a fractured tooth, and even from a non-vital tooth (sensitivity to pressure, not temperature). See your dentist to determine the cause. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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Can biting into a stone hard bread crust cause tooth sensitivity and slight afterache to liquid only in one tooth? Does sensodyne help?

Can biting into a stone hard bread crust cause tooth sensitivity and slight afterache to liquid only in one tooth? Does sensodyne help?

Yes: You have started a inflammatory process on the tooth called a pulpitis. It is most likely reversible, which means your tooth will eventually go back to normal. The inflammation is in the nerve and sensodyne can't help out there. ...Read more

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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.. ...Read more

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Can dental sealants cause problems like tooth sensitivity ?

Can dental sealants cause problems like tooth sensitivity ?

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 more

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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? .

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?


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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 more

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Ear, jaw pain and tooth sensitivity on the left side is caused by what?

Ear, jaw pain and tooth sensitivity on the left side is caused by what?

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 more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more