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Posted by: Eina | 2005/11/30

Q.

Tooth sensetif and tooth ach

Whene i drink or eat hot or cold stuf, my tooth are very sensetif, i do you used thoothpaste for a cpl of weeks now. And i get tooth pain, So what can i do use for the pain, iam scared that i may get imflamation or somthing in my tooth. As i cant go to a dentis now, not so long on the medical aid.. Why is it that ones tooth can get sensetif??

Thanks

Expert's Reply

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Oral health expert

Pain on hot food/drinks usually idicates that the nerve of the tooth is affected and will probably need a root canal treatment done on it. Using painkillers will not solve the problem as the cause of the pain will not be treated. It is possible that you will get an infection if this is not seen to. You need to see a dentist urgently.

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Posted by: Dental Hygienist | 2005/12/07

If Cold affects the tooth, you could POSSIBLY have some recession of the gum (gingiva) in that area. You could try using Sensodyne toothpaste twice a day or any toothpaste specifically for sensitivity. Also, try rubbing some of that type toothpaste on the area at night and leaving it without rinsing. If this doesn't do the trick within a couple of weeks, you definitely need to see a dentist.

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