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Why do my teeth feel sensitive to cold drinks?

Why do my teeth feel sensitive to cold drinks?

Either: You have a cavity, eating too much food that are highly acidic eg tomatoes, lemons, excess soda drinks can result in acid eating away at tooth enamel, you may have receding gums exposing nerve endings and aggressive brushing can cause breaks in the enamel causing tooth sensitivity.Brush lightly & use softer toothbrushes may address your problem.See dentist if concerns not resolved. ...Read more

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Cold Sensitivity (Definition)

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I had a filling put in on friday on a cavity is it normal for the tooth to be sensitive to cold drinks and feel a bit of pain still after filling?

I had a filling put in on friday on a cavity is it normal for the tooth to be sensitive to cold drinks and feel a bit of pain still after filling?

Sometimes: This is a fairly common occurance...It should go away after a few days if this continues or gets worse you should talk to your dentist I have my patients place a few drops of traumeel under their tongue to he4lp healing you can get this in a health food store. ...Read more

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Can a filling cause the tooth to become sensitive to cold and hot foods/drinks?

Yes it is possible: If the tooth had a deep "cavity" that needed to be filled, the filling may be very close to the nerve. This may cause some sensitivity. It is also possible that your filling is a little "high" and needs to be adjusted. On and off sensitivity is always possible with a new filling. If you do not have decrease in symptoms in a week or two or it gets worse, contact your dentist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Teeth cleaned about 2 weeks ago. Since have a tooth sensitive to cold. Will it subside? Had a full series of xrays recently no problem noted then.

Teeth cleaned about 2 weeks ago. Since have a tooth sensitive to cold. Will it subside? Had a full series of xrays recently no problem noted then.

Scaling? : Sometimes scaling or the use of instruments near the gumline of your tooth can cause sensitivity especially if you have had recession (or the wearing away of the gums) in that area. Contact your dentist who can apply a desensitizing agent on the tooth. You can also try sensodyne toothpaste for sensitive teeth. ...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?

Possibly: There are many causes for sensitive teeth. See your dentist to determine the cause of the sensitivity. ...Read more

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