Oral Health

Question
Posted by: Honey | 2010/01/22

Q.

Sensitive

Hi Dr,
My teeth are super sensitive. It hurts alot when my teeth come in contact with anything cold and sweet. I have used Sensodyn for the last 4 years. Is the only way to prevent the pain, to avoid what' s causing it? And how do I ask a dentist to clean my teeth if the pain is going to be unbearable. I cannot sit through an half hour to an hour with that type of pain.
Thank you for your advice.

Expert's Reply

A.

Oral health expert

Hello,

Let the dentist first examine you to determine the cause of the sensitivity.
Once this is determined and treated, proceed with the cleaning on subsequent visits.
It is difficult to say what the cause of this is without examing you.

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Posted by: Honey | 2010/01/22

I can think of a few reasons:
I had braces, then my gums are receding slightly and those exposed teeth have a little ridge like line on it and below that I can hardly touch with a toothbrush. The dentist also made me a bite plate because they say I have hardly any enamel left on my teeth because of grinding my teeth?
Does this help much??

Reply to Honey
Posted by: dental expert | 2010/01/22

Hello,

Let the dentist first examine you to determine the cause of the sensitivity.
Once this is determined and treated, proceed with the cleaning on subsequent visits.
It is difficult to say what the cause of this is without examing you.

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