dentist-icon
Sensitivity in teeth
Sir I feel a sensitive when drink cold water, after brushing when I washed with cold water....... Thank u
68 Views v

Answers (1)

Like the answers? Chat privately for 24 hours with the doctor of your choice

doctor profile image
Dr. Sundeep Khurana
Dentist 21 yrs exp Faridabad

Free 3 day follow up

Chat Now
Hi. The teeth is covered with a very hard enamel which provide protection to teeth from physical, chemical, bacterial and thermal insult. It is a dead covering which protects the underlying dentine. But dentine has tubules and nerve ending and is much softer than enamel. So, if the dentine is exposed by some defect in enamel continuity, you feel sensitivity. The dentine can be exposed in various conditions like -cavities -fracture of crown -wrong and excessive brushing. -night grinding of teeth -erosion of teeth by certain acidic food -recession of gums around neck of tooth due to plaque and calculus. -certain genetic reasons when enamel formed is defective. -flourosis. and many more. Please visit your dentist so that he can identify the main reason and provide appropriate treatment. Do not try desensitising paste available over the counter of chemist as they will mask the sensitivity but will not reverse the reason for sentivity. Thanks.
Answered
Flag this Answer
Flag this answer
Let others know if this answer was helpful
Was this answer helpful?
YES NO
Disclaimer : The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.