Tooth Senstivity- Symptoms, causes, and treatment

Summary about Tooth Senstivity in Urdu

دانتوں کی حساسیت دانتوں میں ٹھنڈا گرم لگنے کی حالت کا نام ہے۔ اس صورتحال میں ٹھنڈی یا گرم خوراک یا پانی کا استعمال دانتوں درد کی شکایت پیدا کر سکتا ہے۔ اعدادوشمار کے مطانق دنیا میں کروڑوں افراد اس مسئلے سے دوچار ہیں۔ خوش قسمتی سے اس بیماری کا علاج ممکن ہے اور کئی ایسے طریقے موجود ہیں جن سے اس مسئلے میں بیتری لائی جا سکتی ہے۔ دانتوں کی حساسیت کے علاج کے لیے ایک اچھے ڈینٹسٹ سے رابطہ اور مشورہ کرنا اہم ہے۔  

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Summary about Tooth Senstivity in English

Tooth sensitivity is basically the condition in which a person feels pain in their teeth when their teeth are exposed to specific eatables or temperatures. According to latest statistics, hundreds of millions of people all around the world experience tooth pain at some point in their lives.

While the discomfort happens suddenly, often in pangs, it tends to subside fairly quickly. Basically, the person feels as if the pain shoots into the nerves in the teeth. Tooth sensitivity is a completely treatable condition fortunately and so, it can improve.

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Symptoms of Tooth Senstivity

Individuals with tooth sensitivity are more pain receptive once they are exposed to some conditions. They usually experience this discomfort on their teeth’s base. So, symptoms usually show up only when exposed to these triggers, as in the following:

  • Experiencing pain when the individual bites on food
  • The pain lingers for about more than half a minute after consuming foods with higher or lower temperatures
  • The teeth are more sensitive to pressure, meaning that if they are touched, the person could experience pain
  • Gums might swell up
  • The upper teeth and jaw might experience a dull pain

These symptoms, which normally range from mild to severe, could subside over time and then come back, without any apparent cause.


Causes of Tooth Senstivity

Sensitivity in teeth might have multiple causes. It is important that the individual experiencing this sensitivity consults their doctor to figure out what has actually caused this condition.

The most superficial cause is exposure to stimuli with somewhat extreme temperatures. These temperatures then induce pain in the nerve endings in the teeth. Doctors and experts have identified many causal factors behind tooth pain.

The toothbrush that the individual uses has an enormous contribution. Some people use a more hard-bristled toothbrush; this type is known to increase tooth sensitivity by damaging the enamel. Instead, doctors recommend that people should use a more soft-bristled toothbrush.

Using too many teeth-whitening substances and products is also very detrimental to the tooth’s health. Research has identified teeth-whitening products to play a significant causal role in making the teeth more sensitive.

Furthermore, decaying teeth, or tooth cavities could also make the teeth more sensitive. This is because the cavities play a role in uncovering the nerves in the tooth’s center, thus making the tooth more sensitive to external stimuli.

Lastly, foods with significant acidity are also not very beneficial to the teeth’s health. They could corrode the enamel which in turn definitely makes teeth more sensitive as well.

Risk Factors of Tooth Senstivity

Risk factors are those aspects in that are part of a person’s life and which could significantly contribute towards their vulnerability to the given condition. Age is an important risk factor for tooth sensitivity. This is because research has shown that as an individual ages, his/her chances of tooth pain increase. Especially those who belong to the age 20 to 40 years age bracket are vulnerable to tooth sensitivity.

Furthermore, those individuals who like and eat spicy food more are also at a higher risk. Consuming acidic foods and drinks such as soft, carbonated drinks at a very high rate makes the individual more likely to experience pain in the teeth.

However, those who try to take too much care are also at a substantial risk. Individuals using oral hygiene substances like teeth-whitening products also have a greater chance to develop tooth sensitivity. Research also shows that more distressed, angry and obsessive-compulsive individual display tooth pain symptoms at a higher rate than others.

Preventive Measures of Tooth Senstivity

People can help protect the enamel on their teeth and prevent tooth sensitivity by: The preventive techniques for tooth sensitivity aim at preserving the teeth’s enamel primarily. One could do this by brushing two times in a day, using toothpaste that has a recommended amount of fluoride content. Flossing is also recommended and so is getting one checked up regularly by a dentist.

Other measures include not overusing teeth-whitening products. One should also restrict the sugar content or acidic content that he/she eats daily. Lastly, if the person smokes, it is recommended that they quit it.

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