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Cold sensitivity in tooth all of a sudden. No insurance. Can it wait?

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Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Probably Not

With or without insurance, you should have that checked if it doesn't go away within a week or two.
Most causes of sudden sensitivity are easy and affordable to fix when caught early. If you wait for it to get worse, it will just get more involved and more costly. Even if you get insurance later, your co-pay will likely be more than just fixing it now and paying for it yourself.

In brief: Probably Not

With or without insurance, you should have that checked if it doesn't go away within a week or two.
Most causes of sudden sensitivity are easy and affordable to fix when caught early. If you wait for it to get worse, it will just get more involved and more costly. Even if you get insurance later, your co-pay will likely be more than just fixing it now and paying for it yourself.
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dr. Daniel Wolter
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry

In brief: Penny wise and pound

Dr. Wolter gave you a very thorough and excellent answer. It is always better to catch things early before they are bigger problems.
It is much better to find out it's not that big deal to treat. I know way too many patients who tried to save a few dollars, only to be sorry they waited and then have a major problem. It's a lesson no one wants to learn the hard way.

In brief: Penny wise and pound

Dr. Wolter gave you a very thorough and excellent answer. It is always better to catch things early before they are bigger problems.
It is much better to find out it's not that big deal to treat. I know way too many patients who tried to save a few dollars, only to be sorry they waited and then have a major problem. It's a lesson no one wants to learn the hard way.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine

In brief: Sensitive tooth

Sensodyne & other toothpastes "for sensitive teeth" may help short term, as may otc topical pain meds like oragel or anbesol, but if problem persists, see your dentist to check for cavitiy or other problem.

In brief: Sensitive tooth

Sensodyne & other toothpastes "for sensitive teeth" may help short term, as may otc topical pain meds like oragel or anbesol, but if problem persists, see your dentist to check for cavitiy or other problem.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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