Oral Health

Question
Posted by: mm | 2010/03/02

Q.

Sensitive tooth

I''ve recently developed severe temperature sensitivity in a tooth in the top left part of my mouth. It''s fine otherwise, just reacts badly to cold or hot things. (cold things are much worse)
Could it be the maybe the gum has pulled away slightly from the root and that that''s the part that''s having trouble? And if so, will it sort itself out or is there something I should be doing?
Will using something like sensodyne help?

My thinking is that, if it were a cavity, it would be sore most of the time, right?

Thanks!

Expert's Reply

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Oral health expert

if you experience heat sensitivity on the tooth, there is likley to be involvement of your tooth nerve. This cannot only be caused by a cavity but also by gum disease. see your dentist ASAP

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Posted by: dental expert | 2010/03/02

if you experience heat sensitivity on the tooth, there is likley to be involvement of your tooth nerve. This cannot only be caused by a cavity but also by gum disease. see your dentist ASAP

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